Early Lessons from Provider Pay-for-Performance Program in Britain

Pay-for-Performance programs are not limited to the United States. In 2004, the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom introduced a pay-for-performance program for family practitioners with much acclaim. A study called Pay for-Performance Programs in Family Practices in the United Kingdom published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July of this year reported findings on the success of the program in its first year. The National Health Service in the UK committed £1.8...
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