Using Performance Incentives to Improve Medical Care Productivity and Health Outcomes

  title={Using Performance Incentives to Improve Medical Care Productivity and Health Outcomes},
  author={Paul Gertler and Christel M. J. Vermeersch},
We nested a large-scale field experiment into the national rollout of the introduction of performance pay for medical care providers in Rwanda to study the effect of incentives for health care providers. In order to identify the effect of incentives separately from higher compensation, we held constant compensation across treatment and comparison groups – a portion of the treatment group’s compensation was based on performance whereas the compensation of the comparison group was fixed. The… CONTINUE READING


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