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New York hospital corporation introduces performance related pay for 3500 physicians

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f348 (Published 17 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f348
  1. Miriam E Tucker
  1. 1Bethesda, Maryland

A new program in public hospitals in New York city offers physician employees bonus pay as an incentive for achieving performance measures.

The three year, $59m (£37m; €44m) performance related pay plan was announced on Saturday 12 January by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, a large healthcare delivery system that runs the city’s public hospitals.

The program will apply to over 3500 physicians who are employed through contracts with the New York University School of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Physician Affiliate Group of NY, a private organization that staffs …

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