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Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Jan;29(1):33-8. doi: 10.1177/0840470415614054. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

Improving hospital quality through payment reforms: A policy impact analysis in British Columbia.

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1
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
2
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
3
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
4
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. jsutherland@chspr.ubc.ca.

Abstract

Among the most devastating and costly consequences of fragmented care is unplanned readmissions. This study adapts Medicare's incentive program and applies the policy to hospitals in British Columbia. The financial implications for hospitals affected by these policies would be small and it is questionable whether the disincentive is worth the trade-offs.

PMID:
26656392
DOI:
10.1177/0840470415614054

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