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DeVoe JE, Stenger R
Aligning provider incentives to improve primary healthcare delivery in the United States.
This critical review uses a theoretical framework from game-theory models to discuss some of the dominant primary care provider payment models and how they create 'prisoner's dilemmas' that have stalled past reform efforts, then illustrates an escape from the dilemma. It concludes that a blend of guaranteed payment and selective incentives designed to encourage primary care providers to deliver high quality care, efficient and equitable care and to eliminate incentives towards over-servicing could reach outcomes leading to shared benefits for everyone involved.
AHRQ-funded; HS014645; HS016181.
Citation: DeVoe JE, Stenger R . Aligning provider incentives to improve primary healthcare delivery in the United States. OA Fam Med 2013 Jun 1;1(1):7.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Payment, Primary Care, Quality Improvement