Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers

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Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers

Description

This guide is intended to be used by public and private purchasers of health care services who are considering sponsorship of a pay-for-performance initiative. The guide isolates and sequences 20 questions purchasers face in considering pay for performance, reviews options and any available evidence—from empirical evaluations and economic theory—that may inform future decisionmaking, and discusses potential effects and unintended consequences.

The questions are grouped into four phases:

  • Contemplation
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Developer:

University of California, San Francisco; Harvard University

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: June 2008
Last Updated: 11/06/13

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