A number of employers, business consortia, and public purchasers are promoting "value-based purchasing" as a way to improve the quality of patient care. Some purchasers are using publicly available information on health plan and provider performance to make their health plan and provider choices, while others are using their market power to drive improvements in patient care and safety. This article examines six key strategies used by purchasers.
Recommended CitationGoldfarb, Neil I.; Maio, Vittorio; Carter, Chureen T.; Pizzi, Laura; and Nash, David B., "How does quality enter into health care purchasing decisions?" (2007). School of Population Health Faculty Papers. Paper 34.