Poster: Evaluating the Evidence on the Efficiency of Performance-Based Financing in Lower Income Countries
Poster presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2015 National Conference and realised by Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Jessica Spagnolo, Manuela De Allegri & Valéry Ridde.
What is Performance Based-Financing (PBF) ? It is a conditional payment made to healthcare providers after predefined performance results have been attained and verified. Financial incentives are expected to motivate providers to improve healthcare services. There is a rapid expansion of PBF in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) to improve health care services.
Does PBF increase efficiency ? Some stakeholders argue that PBF in LMICs can increase efficiency. We consider PBF to be efficient when improved care quality is achieved with equal or lower costs, or when the same quality of care is achieved using less financial resources. It is urgent to determine if this is supported by empirical evidence.
Objective: to identify and analyze the evidence regarding the efficiency of PBF in LMICs.