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Design of financial incentives and payment schemes in healthcare systems: A review

Emily Zhu Fainman and Beste Kucukyazici

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2020, vol. 72, issue C

Abstract: In this paper, we review the existing studies on the design of financial incentives and payment mechanisms for healthcare service providers, which have been published in the literature of operations research & management science. We classify these studies in two ways: first, by the care provider focused on: physicians or hospitals; and next, by categorizing payment/incentive schemes as retrospective or prospective models under each care provider group. The problem setting, including the geographic background and research methodology, are briefly discussed for each paper, as are the findings with regard to accessibility, quality, efficiency, and the facilitation of integration and collaboration, if reported. We also provide a detailed discussion of potential research problems that would offer promising avenues for future study.

Keywords: Financial incentives; Payment models; Hospitals; Physicians; Retrospective models; Prospective models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2020.100901

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