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Synopses of Better Practices

The following synopses of better practices in Efficiencies are draft documents pending review and approval by the Governor and Task Force.

The California Pay for Performance (P4P) program was initially created in 2001 and achieved its initial goals of increasing health care delivery and health system efficiency by developing a uniform performance set, establishing financial incentive payments to physician groups, and developing a public report card on the performance of their providers across multiple health plans, physician groups, and patient population. Click here to read the full synopsis.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States that works toward the improvement of health care throughout the world. IHI hosts conferences to engage healthcare professionals and help create an impetus for change, promotes best practices through the dissemination of knowledge, and provides organizations with quality improvement tools and measurements in order to put knowledge into practice. Click here to read the full synopsis.

The United Kingdom (UK) pay for performance (P4P) program was introduced in 2004 as a financial reward system for general practitioners (GPs) contracting with the UK National Health Service (NHS). The program provides considerable financial rewards to general practitioners for meeting targets in select indicators. Click here to read the full synopsis.

The World Health Report 2000 Health Systems: Improving Performance attempted to calculate efficiency by looking at the ratio of health system performance to expenditure after adjusting for presumed uncontrollable influences of performance. The goal of the report was to analyze the role of health systems and suggest ways to make them more efficient, accessible, and responsive to people not benefiting from them in select countries. Click here to read the full synopsis.