2012, Number 4
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Text ExtractionDuring the last decade the pay-for-performance paradigm has increasingly attracted the interest of all parts involved in health care systems. There is no clear information about how will this affect in the short-term the quality of those systems. Despite improvement in quality indicators at patient-level from quasi experimental studies, it is difficult to demonstrate if this paradigm would deeply improve medical and non-medical processes in real life sceneries.
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