Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126145
Authors: 
Milstein, Ricarda
Schreyögg, Jonas
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
HCHE Research Paper 2015/09
Abstract: 
Background: Across the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), pay-for-performance (P4P) programs have been implemented in the inpatient sector to improve the quality of care provided by hospitals. However, little is known about whether such programs can live up to expectations. Thus far, evaluations and reviews have focused on the ambulatory care sector in Anglo-Saxon countries. The transferability of lessons learned to the inpatient sector, however, is limited. Objectives: We aimed to provide an overview of existing P4P programs in the inpatient sector in the OECD countries and to assemble information on their effects. Furthermore, we attempted to identify whether evaluations of such programs allow preliminary conclusions to be drawn about the effects of P4P. [...]
Subjects: 
hospitals
pay-for-performance
quality
health system
health policy
JEL: 
I10
I11
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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