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The Response of Ontario Primary Care Physicians to Pay-for-Performance Incentives

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  • Jeremiah Hurley

    () (Department of Economics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University)

  • Phil DeCicca

    () (Department of Economics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University)

  • Jinhu Li

    () (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University)

  • Gioia Buckley

    () (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University)

Abstract

Beginning in 1999, Ontario introduced pay-for-performance incentives for selected preventive primary care services and defined sets of other services provided by family physicians, with the goal of improving the quality of patient care. These performance incentives were considerably expanded in 2004. At the request of the Ministry and as part of the collaborative research program between the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), CHEPA researchers undertook an evaluation of the effect of performance incentives on service provision in Ontario. This report presents the results of that evaluation.

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  • Jeremiah Hurley & Phil DeCicca & Jinhu Li & Gioia Buckley, 2011. "The Response of Ontario Primary Care Physicians to Pay-for-Performance Incentives," Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis Working Paper Series 2011-02, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
  • Handle: RePEc:hpa:wpaper:201102
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    1. Marchildon, Gregory P. & Hutchison, Brian, 2016. "Primary care in Ontario, Canada: New proposals after 15 years of reform," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(7), pages 732-738.

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