Quality of Care in Performance-Based Financing: How It Is Incorporated in 32 Programs Across 28 Countries

by Jessica Gergen, Erik Josephson, Martha Coe et al.
Global Health: Science and Practice 2017 – First published online March 15, 2017

18 pp. 1.2 MB
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/early/2017/02/27/GHSP-D-16-00239.full.pdf+html

Performance-based financing (PBF) is a potentially appealing instrument to address shortfalls in quality of care by linking verified performance measurement with strategic incentives and could ultimately help meet policy priorities at the country and global levels, including the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. The substantial variation and complexity in how PBF programs incorporate quality of care considerations suggests a need to further examine whether differences in design are associated with differential program impacts.

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