Improving hospital quality through payment reforms: A policy impact analysis in British Columbia

Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Jan;29(1):33-8. doi: 10.1177/0840470415614054. Epub 2015 Dec 8.


Among the most devastating and costly consequences of fragmented care is unplanned readmissions. This study adapts Medicare's incentive program and applies the policy to hospitals in British Columbia. The financial implications for hospitals affected by these policies would be small and it is questionable whether the disincentive is worth the trade-offs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • British Columbia
  • Economics, Hospital*
  • Health Care Reform*
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy*
  • Hospitals / standards*
  • Humans
  • Policy Making
  • Quality of Health Care*