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-Under what specific circumstances would you consider it to be appropriate to incorporate pay for performance in health care?

-State one advantage and one disadvantage of utilizing pay surveys to address salaries offered to employees.

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Hi there,

As you are not providing any detailed explanation of what kind of help you need with these questions, I am working under the assumption that you have to write an essay providing answers to both of these questions. It's unfortunately against brainmass' ethical and plagiarism standards for OTAs to provide students with full-fledged essay responses, but I can provide you with guidance to answer these questions. So here we go:

As for the first question, let us just briefly review what pay for performance really means: Pay for performance or P4P links the idea of rewarding a healthcare professional based upon the performance level of the individual. In the political arena it is currently viewed as a tool to increase the overall patient satisfaction while reducing costs. The basic idea behind P4P is that it is not the quantity of service that matters but ...

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First the concept of pay for performance is examined in detail and benefits and drawbacks are outlined. Next, the circumstances under which pay for performance is considered appropriate are elucidated, followed by a discussion of one advantage and disadvantage of utilizing pay surveys to address employee salaries.

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Pay for performance in healthcare gives financial incentives to clinicians for better health outcomes. Clinical outcomes, such as longer survival, are too difficult to measure, so pay for performance systems usually measure process outcomes, such as measuring blood pressure, lowering blood pressure, or counseling patients to stop smoking.

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