Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 405–410

Pediatric Pay-for-performance in Asthma: Who Pays?



Pay-for-performance is a term referring to a system that uses incentives to reward health care providers for producing an improvement in performance based on quality measures. It has become part of a growing movement to improve the quality of the health care system. The purpose of this article is to review and discuss pay-for-performance and how it relates to pediatrics and asthma.


Pay-for-performance Pay-for-performance asthma Value-based purchasing Asthma measures Asthma quality measures Quality measures Pediatric quality measures Pediatric asthma measures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and ClinicsUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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