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Independent Practice Associations

"Independent Practice Associations" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Independent Practice Associations" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Independent Practice Associations" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2001 and 2002
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