Healthcare payment systems need to change to meet future demands and stakeholders need to come together to leverage incentives to positively change behaviour and improve outcomes. This in-depth report by the Health Research Institute examines the current landscape and the key levers in driving such change. Beyond increasing efficiency, increasing quality, and controlling demand, health leaders around the world are re-evaluating their health payment systems to help them achieve these objectives.
The report analyses the close link among efficiency, quality, demand management, and the structure of the healthcare payment system. Tomorrow's payment system will need to be responsive to technology and clinical change.