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Designing incentives for good-quality hospital care

Stephen J Duckett
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 554. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11264

In reply: Evans and colleagues present their critique of my proposition1 to use incentives based on adverse events recorded in routine data as an alternative — it is not. Routine data, audits and registries all have a place in the quest to improve safety of care in hospitals.

  • Stephen J Duckett

  • Grattan Institute, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: s.duckett@latrobe.edu.au

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