How Money and Non-Financial Incentives Affect Physician Care

Conference on enhancing health care efficiency and clinical effectiveness

In 2002, the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine sponsored a two-day conference to address policy and management concerns about the quality and cost of health services.

Key Results

  • The conference, entitled "Penetrating the Black Box: Mechanisms for Enhancing Health Care Efficiency and Clinical Effectiveness," took place October 17–18, 2002 in Seattle, Wash.

    A summary of the conference proceedings is available online.

The peer-reviewed journal Medical Care Research and Review published several papers presented at the conference in a September 2004 supplement. Copies may be ordered from the publisher by contacting or calling 011-44-20 7324 8701. The project director presented major insights from the conference at the Annual Meeting of AcademyHealth (June 2003) and the Fifth Annual Meeting of the International Health Economics Association (June 2003).


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project through a grant of $50,000.

Other funders included the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ($50,000) and the California Health Care Foundation ($25,000).

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