General internists' views on pay-for-performance and public reporting of quality scores: A national survey

Lawrence P. Casalino, G. Caleb Alexander, Lei Jin, R. Tamara Konetzka

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Abstract

Very little is known about rank-and-file physicians' views on pay-for-performance (P4P) and public reporting. In a national survey of general internists, we found strong potential support for financial incentives for quality, but less support for public reporting. Large majorities of respondents stated that these programs will result in physicians' avoiding high-risk patients and will divert attention from important types of care for which quality is not measured. Public and private policymakers might avoid a physician backlash and better succeed at improving health care quality if they consider these concerns when designing P4P and public reporting programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-499
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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