Pay for performance in Australia: Queensland's new Clinical Practice Improvement Payment

Duckett, Stephen, Daniels, Sandra, Kamp, Maarten, Stockwell, Alexis, Walker, Gary and Ward, Michael (2008) Pay for performance in Australia: Queensland's new Clinical Practice Improvement Payment. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 13 3: 174-177. doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2008.007178


Author Duckett, Stephen
Daniels, Sandra
Kamp, Maarten
Stockwell, Alexis
Walker, Gary
Ward, Michael
Title Pay for performance in Australia: Queensland's new Clinical Practice Improvement Payment
Journal name Journal of Health Services Research & Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1355-8196
1758-1060
Publication date 2008-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/jhsrp.2008.007178
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 174
End page 177
Total pages 4
Place of publication London
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Subject 111709 Health Care Administration
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract Following a high profile scandal relating to quality and safety of care, the health authority in the Australian state of Queensland introduced a pay for performance (P4P) component into its new hospital prospective payment system. The Clinical Practice Improvement Payment system pays hospitals for achievement of clinical process indicators. Initially the focus is on the quality of clinical processes and outcomes. Using a consensus approach involving consultation with clinicians, seven clinical indicators were adopted for 2007–2008. The first payments using pay for performance were made for work carried out up until June 2008. Although no data exist yet as to the impact of the new system, pay for performance appears to be gaining widespread, if somewhat reluctant, acceptance.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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