Wednesday, October 26, 2011

[EQ] Pay-for-performance in disease management: a systematic review of the literature

Pay-for-performance in disease management:
a systematic review of the literature

BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11:272 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-272

Simone R. de Bruin Caroline A. Baan, Jeroen N. Struijs
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, The Netherlands

October 2011

Available online PDF [36p.] at:

“………Pay-for-performance (P4P) is increasingly implemented in the healthcare system to encourage improvements in healthcare quality. P4P is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for meeting pre-established targets for delivery of healthcare services by financial incentives. Based on their performance, healthcare providers receive either additional or reduced payment. Currently, little is known about P4P schemes intending to improve delivery of chronic care through disease management.

The objectives of this paper are therefore to provide an overview of P4P schemes used to stimulate delivery of chronic care through disease management and to provide insight into their effects on healthcare quality and costs….”


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