4043.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Incentives For Provider Performance And Client Utilization

This panel will present findings from current experimental pilot projects that are testing new ways to motivate public and private providers to deliver higher quality health care, especially for poorer and underserved populations. The new provider performance methods are all being introduced in a broader context of significant health sector reform designed to improve organization and financing of primary health care, along with related referral systems. They are also designed to increase utilization by improving service quality, accessibility, and affordability for patients. Findings will be presented from a pilot in Alexandria, Egypt, rural districts in Rwanda, and rural districts in the Dominican Republic. The panel will also present a framework for analyzing health worker motivation and its impact on health sector reform. Findings will be presented from applying the framework to studies of determinants of health worker motivation in Jordan and Georgia
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Charlotte Leighton, PhD
8:30 AMReforming Provider Incentives to expand access and quality of PHC Services in the Dominican Republic
Juan Vasconez, MD, MPH
8:45 AMHealth Worker Motivation in Jordan and Georgia
Lynne Miller Franco, MPH, ScD, Sara Bennett, PhD, Ruth Kanfer, PhD, Patrick Stubbebine, PhD
9:00 AMReforming the organization and financing of primary care in 3 rural districts of Rwanda
A.K. Nandakumar, PhD
9:15 AMProvider Payment Research in Argentina, Nicaragua and Thailand
Sara Bennett, PhD
Sponsor:International Health
Cosponsors:Health Administration

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA