The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: Longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators

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  • External authors:
  • Helen Lester
  • Julie Schmittdiel
  • Joe Selby
  • Bruce Fireman
  • Janelle Lee
  • Alan Whippy
  • Philip Madvig


Objective: To evaluate the effect of financial incentives on four clinical quality indicators common to pay for performance plans in the United Kingdom and at Kaiser Permanente in California. Design: Longitudinal analysis. Setting: 35 medical facilities of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 1997-2007. Participants: 2 523 659 adult members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Main outcomes measures: Yearly assessment of patient level glycaemic control (HbA1c

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberc1898
Pages (from-to)1072
Issue number7755
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2010

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