Performance-based programs boost health quality for minorities

07/16/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

A study in Quality Management in Health Care revealed primary care pay-for-performance programs were associated with improvements in five health quality domains -- diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, screening and prevention, and overall care -- in minority patients. However, Hispanic and Spanish language-preferring patients did not attain improvements in heart failure care, researchers noted.

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