Physician Compensation, Cost, and Quality

Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 304, no. 7, Commentary, Aug. 18, 2010, p. 795-796

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Robert H. Brook

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Pay-for-performance, transparency, and other innovative ways of compensating physicians will only work if, at the same time, the system for providing care has clear objectives and specific tools to help physicians achieve those objectives.

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