Research Report The Effect of Provider Payment Systems on Quality, Cost and Efficiency, and Access: A Systematic Literature Review
Robert A. Berenson, Jonathan Sunshine, Arkaprava Deb, Julia A. Doherty, Ellen T. Kurtzman, Elizabeth Richardson, Noah S. Kalman, Juliana Macri
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This report focuses on payment systems used to pay for four categories of care: physician (and physician substitute) care; hospital care; nonhospital, short-term facility care; and integrated care. The report is divided into seven chapters: summary; typology; methods; and findings for physicians, hospitals, nonhospital acute care facilities, and integrated systems.

The report represents the products of the first two tasks of the work package 1, led by the Urban Institute, for the InterQuality project, a consortium of eight partners from the European Union and the United States. The consortium was based in Warsaw, Poland, and the project was conducted between 2010 and 2013. The aim of the work package was to provide the InterQuality consortium with a systematic review of the existing knowledge base on the effects of provider payment systems on quality, cost, utilization, efficiency, and access. In pursuit of this aim, the work package’s first two objectives were to produce (1) a typology of major payment systems and 2) a systematic review of the empirical, quantitative literature to ascertain what is known about the effect of provider payment systems on quality, cost, efficiency, utilization, and equity of access.

Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health care delivery and payment
Policy Centers Health Policy Center
Research Methods Qualitative data analysis