Beyond 'do no harm' you should pay extra

Albertson, David
February 2002
Employee Benefit News;Feb2002, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p9
Focuses on health care in the U.S. as of February 2002. Discussion on the concept of rewarding physicians for providing high-quality care; Conclusion on how to reduce inconsistencies and improve medical care; Importance of incentives.


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