Patient outcomes don't improve in test of pay-for-performance model

03/29/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com · Reuters

Hospitals that participated in the Medicare Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration program failed to improve mortality rates for patients with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, pneumonia or coronary-artery bypass grafting. In the study, Premier hospitals and non-Premier hospitals had similar rates of decline in mortality. The study appears in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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