Skip to main content
Commentary

Financial incentives and mortality: taking pay for performance a step too far.

Gupta K, Wachter RM, Kachalia A. Financial incentives and mortality: taking pay for performance a step too far. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(2)(2):164-168. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004835.

Save

Print

March 16, 2016
Gupta K, Wachter RM, Kachalia A. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(2):164-168.

Although financial incentives have been widely adopted, they may not lead to organizational improvements. This commentary raises concerns about including hospital mortality in incentive programs, since patient deaths do not necessarily mean poor quality care. The authors suggest that further research is needed to enhance accuracy of risk-adjusted mortality and to account for differences in patient treatment preferences.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Gupta K, Wachter RM, Kachalia A. Financial incentives and mortality: taking pay for performance a step too far. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(2)(2):164-168. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004835.