Quality incentives may save lives, U.K. study finds

11/14/2012 | Washington Post, The

A University of Manchester study found linking hospital payments to performance on 28 quality measures, including heart attack treatment, was associated with a 1.3% drop in mortality rates. The improvements were not found outside the specialties included in the program, which offered up to a 4% incentive payment for hospitals that did well on the quality measures.

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