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dc.contributor.advisorLoSasso, Tonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrnelas, Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-21T13:59:20Z
dc.date.available2015-10-21T13:59:20Z
dc.date.created2015-08en_US
dc.date.issued2015-10-21
dc.date.submitted2015-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/19648
dc.description.abstractHealthcare pay-for-performance programs use financial incentives to influence provider behavior toward improving quality of care and reducing costs. However, little is known about their efficacy. Motivated by theoretical considerations from physician agency, it is predicted larger amounts of financial incentive will be more effective in improving measureable physician performance and improving patient outcomes. Using physician and patient-level panel data, the following study evaluates financial incentive effects in several key performance areas among physicians in a provider-based, pay-for-performance program. There is suggestive evidence that financial incentives modestly improve measureable physician performance in technological infrastructure and clinical effectiveness quality domains. Also, it is suggested financial incentives improve diabetic outcomes in a primary care setting, particularly among physicians with lower baseline performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2015 Joseph Ornelasen_US
dc.subjectHealth Economicsen_US
dc.subjectPay-For-Perfomanceen_US
dc.subjectPhysician Incentivesen_US
dc.subjectPhysician Agencyen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Financial Incentives on Physician Performance: Evidence from a Pay-For-Performance Programen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHealth Policy and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Health Sciences-Health Policy and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGreenspan, Bennen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMensah, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalton, Surreyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWrobel, Larryen_US
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