Journal article

Is the distribution of care quality provided under pay-for-performance equitable? Evidence from the Advancing Quality programme in England

Thomas Mason, Yiu-Shing Lau, Matthew Sutton

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The limited number of existing previous studies of the distribution of quality under NHS Pay-for-performance (P4P) by income deprivation have not analysed the relationship at the individual level and have been restricted to assessing P4P in the primary care setting. In this study, we set out to examine how achievement of P4P 'quality measures' for which NHS hospitals were paid was distributed by income deprivation. METHODS: Design: Retrospective analysis of performance data reported by hospitals, examining how the probability of receiving 23 indicators varied by patients' area deprivation using logistic regression controlling for age and gender. SAMPLE: We use anonymised observat..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HSDR) programme


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) programme (project number 08/1809/250). Visit the HS&DR website for more information. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the HS&DR programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.