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The Effects of Multispecialty Group Practice on Health Care Spending and Use

Laurence C. Baker, M. Kate Bundorf, Anne Beeson Royalty

NBER Working Paper No. 25915
Issued in June 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

Thanks to the National Institute for Health Care Management for research support and to Ausmita Ghosh and Jason Tilipman for research assistance. Royalty acknowledges IUPUI for supporting this research through a sabbatical research leave. Baker and Bundorf acknowledge research support from AHRQ RO1 HS024535. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Laurence C. Baker ----

Baker has served as a consultant for a large integrated delivery system and received consulting fees from insurers, hospitals, and makers and providers of medical products and services. Baker serves as a senior advisor at Cornerstone Research. Baker has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institute of Health Care Management.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for M. Kate Bundorf ----

In the last three years, I have received consulting, expert witness or advisory fees from St. Joseph Health System, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, LLP on behalf of Health Republic Insurance Company, Premera Blue Cross, United Healthcare, and Fidelity Investments. I have received research support from Blue Shield of California, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute of Health Care Management, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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