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

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: 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 trans...

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10.1002/14651858.cd009255

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Flodgren, G More by this author
Eccles, MP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Parmelli, E More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
7
Pages:
CD009255
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:2cb31544-705a-4786-82cb-ef3f43f38f75
Source identifiers:
164001
Local pid:
pubs:164001

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