Association between the Value-Based Purchasing pay for performance program and patient mortality in US hospitals: observational study.

@article{Figueroa2016AssociationBT,
  title={Association between the Value-Based Purchasing pay for performance program and patient mortality in US hospitals: observational study.},
  author={Jose Flores Figueroa and Yusuke Tsugawa and Jie Zheng and E. John Orav and Ashish Kumar Jha},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2016},
  volume={353},
  pages={
          i2214
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program-the US pay for performance program introduced by Medicare to incentivize higher quality care-on 30 day mortality for three incentivized conditions: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING 4267 acute care hospitals in the United States: 2919 participated in the HVBP program and 1348 were ineligible and used as controls (44 in general hospitals in… CONTINUE READING

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