Physician Compensation, Cost, and Quality


(The Journal of the American Medical Association)

by Robert H. Brook

August 18, 2010

Traditionally, there have been 3 ways to reimburse physicians for services rendered: salary, capitation, or fee for service....

The remainder of this op-ed can be found at

JAMA. 2010;304(7):795-796.

This commentary originally appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association on August 18, 2010. Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis.