Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Kiefe and colleagues1 reported that physician performance could be improved
by giving physicians feedback linked to attainable benchmarks. Even among
physicians who received the intervention, however, 42% of patients did not
receive the influenza vaccine. Physicians also did not meet the benchmarks
for foot examination (39%), glucose control (30%), and cholesterol and triglyceride
levels (28% and 35%, respectively).
Finestone AJ. Reimbursement as Incentive to Improve Physicians' Quality of Care. JAMA. 2001;286(13):1575. doi:10.1001/jama.286.13.1573