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An overview of reviews evaluating the effectiveness of financial incentives in changing healthcare professional behaviours and patient outcomes.

Abstract:

There is considerable interest in the effectiveness of financial incentives in the delivery of health care. Incentives may be used in an attempt to increase the use of evidence-based treatments among healthcare professionals or to stimulate health professionals to change their clinical behaviour with respect to preventive, diagnostic and treatment decisions, or both. Financial incentives are an extrinsic source of motivation and exist when an individual can expect a monetary transfer which is...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) More from this journal
Issue:
7
Publication date:
2011-01-01
EISSN:
1469-493X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:179201
UUID:
uuid:066edf0b-acf8-4eed-a484-8d9c0711d98b
Local pid:
pubs:179201
Source identifiers:
179201
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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