Journal Article
Review

Hospital-acquired infections under pay-for-performance systems: an administrative perspective on management and change.

Vokes RA; Bearman G; Bazzoli GJ.

Pay-for-performance strategies have been employed to reduce medical errors and improve care quality. This review examines the impact of financial incentives on occurrence of hospital-acquired infections. The authors suggest hospital administrators partner with clinicians and infection control experts to develop evidence-based policies and guidelines to prevent infections in their organizations.