[Summary in Progress]

Rheumatology Literature

(422) Harrison et al. Incentives in Rheumatology: the Potential Contribution of Physician Responses to Financial Incentives, Public Reporting, and Treatment Guidelines to Health Care Sustainability. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2016 Jul;18(7):42. doi: 10.1007/s11926-016-0596-6.

PMID: 27240436


  • Narrative review of which P4P incentives exist and how they influence rheumatology
  • Analysis of current indicators for osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis in both the Affordable Care Act and the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework
  • There is limited evidence for the success of incentives to improve quality of rheumatology care, and all currently focus on process measures
  • Authors indicate “reporting variation in the quality and level of provision of rheumatology services appears to be a good way to identify opportunities for cost control”

Significance to Literature:

Review of current evidence and case studies for incentives which could impact “the future of incentive schemes in rheumatology”