Discharge incentives in emergency rooms could lead to higher patient readmission rates

In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in Metro Vancouver. But a new study shows that while such programs can reduce barriers to access for admitted patients, they can also lead to patient discharges associated with return visits and readmissions.
Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com