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An overview of reviews evaluating the effectiveness of financial incentives in changing healthcare professional behaviours and patient outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2011
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5 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
twitter
11 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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258 Dimensions

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Title
An overview of reviews evaluating the effectiveness of financial incentives in changing healthcare professional behaviours and patient outcomes
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009255
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gerd Flodgren, Martin P Eccles, Sasha Shepperd, Anthony Scott, Elena Parmelli, Fiona R Beyer

Abstract

There is considerable interest in the effectiveness of financial incentives in the delivery of health care. Incentives may be used in an attempt to increase the use of evidence-based treatments among healthcare professionals or to stimulate health professionals to change their clinical behaviour with respect to preventive, diagnostic and treatment decisions, or both. Financial incentives are an extrinsic source of motivation and exist when an individual can expect a monetary transfer which is made conditional on acting in a particular way. Since there are numerous reviews performed within the healthcare area describing the effects of various types of financial incentives, it is important to summarise the effectiveness of these in an overview to discern which are most effective in changing health professionals' behaviour and patient outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 10 2%
Canada 7 1%
United States 5 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 499 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 115 22%
Researcher 105 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 70 13%
Student > Bachelor 43 8%
Other 33 6%
Other 114 22%
Unknown 50 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 191 36%
Social Sciences 75 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 8%
Psychology 34 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 34 6%
Other 82 15%
Unknown 74 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 88. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2020.
All research outputs
#234,666
of 15,398,006 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#511
of 11,179 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#911
of 86,949 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1
of 36 outputs
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