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Providers' payment system

 

 

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How health providers are paid is one of the key policy levers that countries have to drive health system performance. In many countries payment systems have evolved beyond fee-for-service and budgets. In primary care, additional payments linked to improvement in health outcomes or to encourage gate-keeping or care co-ordination become increasingly popular. In hospitals, there has been a shift to finance services on the basis of activity using diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). The 2012 HSC Survey analyses the payment modes currently in use in OECD countries to remunerate primary care, outpatient specialist care and inpatient care, the price regulations for health services and identifies new innovative modes of payments in more detail. 

Mode of payment and financing in primary care

 Figure1-Mode-of-payment-and-financing-in-primary care.PNG

Source: OECD Health Statistics 2013, Health Systems Characteristics Survey 2012, and Secretariat's estimates. Information as of April 2014.
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