Taking a Lesson from Taiwan

Government payers like are attempting to move away from the current fee-for-service model of health care billing—which some believe provides incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures—in favor of a new payment model: . Pay-for-performance programs link performance … Continue reading

P4P Reduced Mortality in UK

Pay-for-performance has demonstrated mixed results in the US. A recent UK study shows promise for success. Programs that provide financial bonuses to hospitals that produce desired health outcomes are known as ‘pay-for-performance’ (P4P).  However, evidence to date does not link … Continue reading

Physical Education Policy

Obesity is a huge problem in America. When promoted through specific policies guiding the length of physical education, schools can support physical activity in children and hopefully foster healthier lifestyles and waistlines. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health … Continue reading