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Pay-for-Performance: Not a Magic Bullet

Martin Roland, DM
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From University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, United Kingdom.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-2717.

Requests for Single Reprints: Martin Roland, DM, Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR, United Kingdom; e-mail, mr108@cam.ac.uk.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(12):912-913. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-12-201212180-00014
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In this issue, Houle and colleagues report that the effect of P4P on the quality of care of individual physicians remains uncertain. The editorialist discusses the P4P system and concludes that, while it likely has a role yet to be defined in our armamentarium, it is not a magic bullet.

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