Can payment incentives improve quality and efficiency of care?

E. P. Steinberg, P. Gertman

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Abstract

Faced with increasing health care costs, America's major corporations are beginning to explore a variety of mechanisms to assure that health care providers are delivering high quality care. The General Motors Corporation (GM), with approximately two million employees, retirees and family members, and annual health care expenditures of approximately $3 billion, has developed a quality review system and a hospital payment mechanism that includes incentives to enhance the quality of care provided to GM beneficiaries. The following article describes this project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1, 8
JournalQA review : quality assurance news and views
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1989

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