Research stay at UC3M: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Project: Globally, health care systems are performing poorly. In developed countries, poor quality of care is often the problem, while in low- and middle-income countries; productivity and efficiency are often the major concerns. Much of the problem relates to how the payment system functions.
My project proposal is a book on Pay for Performance (P4P), sometimes called results based financing (RBF), and its impact on the quality of care, efficiency and equity of health care systems around the globe. P4P is a new and important way of providing incentives to institutions and health care workers to achieve certain specific targeted goals of a health care system.
This payment mechanism is used not only in high-income countries throughout the OECD, and most prominently the United Kingdom and United States, but also in low- and middle-income countries especially in Africa.
Stay Period: MAR 13 - JUL 13