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Term: Majority Source of Care (MSOC) Method of Patient Assignment

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Patients are assigned to the practice where they receive the majority (50% or higher) of their care. This method is identical to the Plurality Approach only for patients who receive more than half their care at any one practice. Patients who obtain less than 50% of their care in any one clinic are left unassigned by the MSOC approach.

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