Pay for Performance Not Delivering as Promised

Published October 7, 2014

Dr. Aaron Carroll is a prolific commentator on health care policy issues, appearing regularly on the Web site of the New York Times and on the left-wing talk show Stand Up with Pete Dominick. He’s someone who is, in my opinion, frequently wrong but nearly always insightful. One issue in which he’s both right and insightful is the generally poor results of so-called “pay-for-performance” reforms in medicine, which I typically dub “better price controls” (that is emphatically not a compliment).

Over at the blog The Incidental Economist, Dr. Carroll opines on the issue in a video lasting about six and a half minutes. Well worth the time to watch for anybody who thinks “better price controls” is going to save the U.S. health care system.