Assessing individual physician performance: does measurement suppress motivation?

Cassel, C.K., Jain, S.H.
Submitted: June, 2012

To reach sustainable quality goals, however, close attention must be given to whether and how these initiatives motivate physicians and not turn physicians into pawns working only toward specific measurable outcomes, losing the complex problem-solving and diagnostic capabilities essential to their role in quality of patient care, and diminish their sense of professional responsibility by making it a market commodity

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