Patient Outcomes Improved by Pay-For-Performance – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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NIH Research Matters – Pay incentives for clinician performance can improve cardiovascular care in small primary care clinics that use electronic health records, a new study reports.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

It only makes sense! We all focus on those goals for which we receive recognition, and this is especially true of organizations. When incentives to medical practitioners focus on the number of patients seen, patients become cogs on an assembly belt, hurried through the system. But, when the focus is on providing improved health outcomes, then the quality of the health care improves.

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