Health care spending reforms should be met with new efforts to develop and refine quality of care and other performance measures in order to assure that any changes will improve medical care and not harm patients.
Creating an effective Performance-Based Accountability System (PBAS) requires careful attention to selecting an appropriate design for the PBAS, given the context in which it is to operate, and to monitor, evaluate, and adjust the system, as appropriate.
Researchers explore how hospital pay for performance would affect health system performance with respect to spending, patient experience, health, waste, consumer financial risk, coverage, and capacity.
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Education Ph.D. in human development/gerontology, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in psychology/biopsychology, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in biology/psychology, University of Delaware
Physician Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education B.S. in biophysics, Yale University; M.D., New York University; M.S. in health services research, Stanford University