Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 4, P966-983 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0090 View full text
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Katie Coleman, Kristin L Reiter, Daniel Fulwiler

Abstract: Pay-for-performance programs are being developed to improve quality of care despite limited empirical evidence demonstrating their effectiveness, especially in underserved communities. Using data on 1,166 patients treated by 46 primary care physicians, this paper examines the effect of an innovative pay-for-performance program implemented in 2004 at the nation's largest federally qualified health center on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing and HbA1c scores. Univariate analysis and logistic regression results show…

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