Incentivised Physician Pay
"Patient outcomes may not be as inextricably linked to doctors as many pay-for-performance programs presume." An M.D. writes on incentive-based physician pay.
"For a little over a decade, amid calls for improved quality and greater transparency, insurance companies across the country have been 'incentivizing quality'—shifting away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement and turning to pay-for-performance programs. Based on the experiences of health maintenance organizations in the mid-1990s with assessing quality, public and private third-party payers started applying many of the same evaluation criteria to individual physicians and linking reimbursement bonuses to similar, if not identical, clinical goals."
The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
- A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
- The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
- Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.
Why self-control makes your life better, and how to get more of it.
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- Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of self-control are happier over both the short and long run.
- Higher levels of self-control are correlated with educational, occupational, and social success.
- It was found that the people with the greatest levels of self-control avoid temptation rather than resist it at every turn.
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