I have written, both at AcademyHealth, here, and even the New York Times about my skepticism about pay for performance measures. One of my main concerns is that the measures picked often don’t translate into actual benefits seen by patients themselves. But that’s just my opinion? What do the people in charge of running the hospitals and programs to improve quality think?
A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine helps to answer that question. I talk about that, and more, in my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog. Go read!