Commentary: Integrate incentives with traditional standard of care for better results

09/23/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The current emphasis on pay-for-performance incentives as a driving force for better care can be effective as long as it is coupled with the meticulous, respectful and artful care that has guided physicians for generations, writes Dhruv Khullar, a student at the Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Kennedy School. "These two dialogues have largely operated in parallel, but it's time we integrate them and acknowledge their mutually reinforcing potential for delivering better care," he writes.

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