Letters Pay for performance issues

Incentives must be closely aligned to professional values

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5982 (Published 10 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5982
  1. Martin Roland, professor of health services research1
  1. 1Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
  1. mr108{at}cam.ac.uk

Glasziou and colleagues present a good summary of some of the issues to be considered when introducing pay for performance,1 but the accompanying editorial is oversimplistic in its criticism of such schemes.2

Firstly, there is no reason why doctors should …

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