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Does Pay for Performance Improve Patient Care?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACCE; MacDavitt, Kathryn DNSc, RN, BCNE; Gallagher, Mary Anne MA, RN-BC

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September-October 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 - p 278–279
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e318226305b
Ongoing Column: Second Opinion Column

"Evidence based care" "Pay for Performance" We must hear these terms many times a day now. What do they mean? Are they the methods of the future for improving care for our patients?

Kathryn MacDavitt, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC Assistant Vice President, Clinical Outcomes and Analysis Kennedy Health System, Voorhees, NJ.

Mary Anne Gallagher is the Director Patient Care Services, Quality, Standards, and Practice, Continuum Health Partners, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Judy Beal. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: DrKatieRN@hotmail.com. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at: judy.beal@simmons.ed

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.