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Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

Understanding the Intervention and Implementation Factors Associated with Benefits and Harms of Pay-for-Performance Programs in Healthcare


by David Atkins, MD, MPH ; Cheryl Damberg, PhD ; Joe Francis, MD, MPH ; Devan Kansagara, MD, MCR ; Karli Kondo, PhD ; Aaron Mendelson, BA
Seminar date: 11/16/2015

Description: This session provides an overview of pay for performance programs (P4P) in healthcare. We will discuss the results of a systematic review and key informant interviews examining the overall effectiveness of P4P, benefits and harms, the relationship to health disparities, and important implementation factors. Findings will be discussed within the context of applicability to the VHA. Intended audience: Researchers, healthcare managers, policymakers and clinicians.

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