Urologist and AMA Victoria past president Douglas Travis believes fee-for-service encourages productivity and transparency
From the perspective of doctors, patients and funders, fee-for-service is the best method of remuneration because it provides the best transparency, accountability and incentive for everyone. As a patient, you pay for what you get, and, as a doctor, you get paid for what you do. There are a number of claims for and against the fee-for-service model. I am focusing here on the specific issue of the best method of remuneration for a doctor’s efforts, and do not intend to address the separate issues of public versus private medicine, or free services versus out-of-pocket services.
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