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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Paddock SM, Damberg CL, Yanagihara D
What role does efficiency play in understanding the relationship between cost and quality in physician organizations?
Previous studies demonstrate overuse of a narrow set of services, suggesting provider inefficiency, but existing studies neither quantify inefficiency more broadly nor assess its variation across physician organizations (POs). This study found that POs had substantial variation in efficiency, producing widely differing levels of quality for the same cost.
Citation: Paddock SM, Damberg CL, Yanagihara D . What role does efficiency play in understanding the relationship between cost and quality in physician organizations? Med Care 2017 Dec;55(12):1039-45. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000823.
Keywords: Value, Practice Patterns, Healthcare Costs, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, Payment, Provider Performance
Kronick R, Casalino LP, Bindman AB
AHRQ Author: Kronick R
Apple pickers or federal judges: strong versus weak incentives in physician payment.
The authors provide an introduction for five papers commissioned by AHRQ focusing on incentives for physicians that are featured in this special issue of Health Services Research. These papers concentrate on suggesting a conceptual framework for the use of financial incentives in health care, key implications of the evidence to date on pay for performance and public reporting in health care and several related topics.
Citation: Kronick R, Casalino LP, Bindman AB . Apple pickers or federal judges: strong versus weak incentives in physician payment. Health Serv Res 2015 Dec;50 Suppl 2:2049-56. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12424.
Keywords: Payment, Provider Performance, Policy, Health Services Research (HSR), Quality of Care, Value, Healthcare Costs, Quality Improvement