Impact of creating a pay for quality improvement (P4QI) incentive program on healthcare disparity: leveraging HIT in rural hospitals and small physician offices.

@article{HartHester2008ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of creating a pay for quality improvement (P4QI) incentive program on healthcare disparity: leveraging HIT in rural hospitals and small physician offices.},
  author={Susan Hart-Hester and Warren Puffer Jones and Valerie Watzlaf and Susan H. Fenton and Carol M. Nielsen and Mary Madison and Chris Ross Arthur and David Marbury and LeeAnn Rudman and Randi Patterson and Rebecca Reynolds and William B. Rudman},
  journal={Perspectives in health information management},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          14
        }
}
Reducing health disparities and improving healthcare quality for all Americans has become a national priority. 1–4 Approximately 16 percent (or $4 trillion) of America’s gross domestic product is spent on healthcare. 5–7 Despite spending twice as much on healthcare as other industrialized countries, the U.S. system of healthcare ranks last among industrialized countries in terms of quality, access, and cost efficiency. 8 Furthermore, within the U.S. system of care, significant geographic… CONTINUE READING

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