The effects of an incentive program on quality of care in diabetes management.

@article{Scott2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of an incentive program on quality of care in diabetes management.},
  author={Anthony T. Scott and Stefanie Schurer and Paul H. Jensen and Peter Sivey},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1091-108}
}
An incentive program for general practitioners to encourage systematic and igh-quality care in chronic disease management was introduced in Australia in 1999. There is little empirical evidence and ambiguous theoretical guidance on which effects to expect. This paper evaluates the impact of the incentive program on quality of care in diabetes, as measured by the probability of ordering an HbA1c test. The empirical analysis is conducted with a unique data set and a bivariate probit model to… CONTINUE READING