Letters

Managing chronic diseases

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.964-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:964

Condition based payment may improve care of chronic illness in Canada

  1. Howard Platt, director (howard.platt@gems3.gov.bc.ca)
  1. Medical Outcomes Improvement Branch, Clinical Innovation and Integration Division, Ministry of Health Services, 2-3, 1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3C8

    EDITOR—DiPiero and Sanders identify economic disincentives in payments models and propose fees-for-conditions to encourage innovation consistent with the chronic care model and to reward superior results.1

    In September 2003, chronic care practice enhancement payments were introduced in British Columbia as part of implementing the chronic care model.2 The patient's general practitioner became eligible to receive an annual …

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