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October 3, 2001

Reimbursement as Incentive to Improve Physicians' Quality of Care

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


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JAMA. 2001;286(13):1575. doi:10.1001/jama.286.13.1573

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).