Healthy patients pay off for docs

29 January 2016 - 02:36 By Katharine Child

Doctors are being paid to keep patients healthy instead of only when they are sick. Discovery Health has decided to pay doctors more for having healthier diabetic patients whose condition is managed so that they do not develop complications that need treatment in hospital.Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg said: "Discovery Health is reimbursing some doctors based on outcomes through our premier practice programme, which rewards GPs for improved outcomes in patients with diabetes or heart di...

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