We are grateful to Zhonghe Li for assistance with the PacifiCare data. We also thank Cheryl Damberg, Steve Levitt, Dayanand Manoli, Tom McGuire, and Eric Sun, seminar participants at Harvard University, the Public Policy Institute of California, RAND, and Yale University, and participants of the June 2006 Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Annual Meeting (Aspen, Colorado) for helpful comments and advice. We are particularly grateful to Philip Haile and two anonymous referees for extremely helpful suggestions. Financial support from the Commonwealth Fund, the Harvard Interfaculty Initiative for Health Systems Improvement, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
Can you get what you pay for? Pay-for-performance and the quality of healthcare providers
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010
© 2010, RAND
The RAND Journal of Economics
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 64–91, Spring 2010
How to Cite
Mullen, K. J., Frank, R. G. and Rosenthal, M. B. (2010), Can you get what you pay for? Pay-for-performance and the quality of healthcare providers. The RAND Journal of Economics, 41: 64–91. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-2171.2009.00090.x
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010
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