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"Capitation" for Dummies

Capitation - paying a doctor a fixed annual fee for each patient he services - provides doctors with incentives to minimize the care they give each.

The Marin Independent Journal explains how capitation constrains medical services.

Economist Arnold Kling provides an overview of various payment structures open to doctors.


Posted by: Duncan Kinder on Jul 18, 05 | 3:59 pm | Profile

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