Research on patient requests under managed care

The Foundation's program, Strengthening the Patient-Provider Relationship in a Changing Health Care Environment, was designed to support research and convening activities that examine the patient-provider relationship under the growing influence of managed care.Under this program, this study will examine the nature of patient requests and physician responses in two managed care organizations. The project will: (1) develop a descriptive epidemiology of patients requests; (2) explore the prevalence, meaning, and context of requests for which medical indications are deemed weak; (3) study the relationship between fulfillment of requests and ambulatory care outcomes; and (4) develop hypotheses about the influence of features of specific managed care organization and physician-patient relationships.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $322,402.00

Awarded on: 6/23/1998

Time frame: 9/1/1998 - 8/31/2001

Grant Number: 34384


University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Medical Education Building
4610 X Street, Suite 3101
Sacramento, 95817-2200


Richard L. Kravitz
Project Director