Americans Don't Support GainsharingAmericans Don't Support Gainsharing
GivingÂ doctors monetary rewards for choosing certain technologies has been at the center ofÂ strong debate. Â Many device manufacturers are against the practice, and it turns out that a lot ofÂ Americans don't favor it either. According to a Harris Interactive survey, 67% of Americans think gainsharing should be banned. The participants were asked via telephoneÂ whether or not hospitals should be permitted to pay doctors who select less expensive treatments or if the practice should be prohibited.
October 3, 2006
Slightly more than one-quarter (26%) of the people thought hospitals should be able to more forward with gainsharing, while the remaining 7% weren't sure. MD&DI received the information about the survey, which wasÂ conducted between September 15 and 19,Â from AdvaMed today.
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