Professor Richard M. Scheffler Distinguished Professor: Health Economics and Public Policy, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Astor Visiting Lectureship 2016

Talk presented at the University of Oxford, Tropical Medicine and Global Health Department, 9th June 2016

Professor Scheffler provided a conceptual framework that shows how pay for performance works in health. Then he presents the results of a survey on pay for performance (P4P) in OECD countries. Finally, Dr. Scheffler discusses the results of selected case studies on P4P and end with a discussion of what the benefits and limitations are for using pay for performance in health.

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Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds the chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. Professor Scheffler is director of The Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research as well as director of The Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare. He has been a Rockefeller and a Fulbright Scholar, and served as president of the International Health Economists Association 4th Congress in 2004. Professor Scheffler has published about 200 papers and edited and written twelve books, including his most recent book, The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance with Stephen Hinshaw, published by Oxford Press in March 2014. He has conducted a recent review on Pay for Performance in Health for the World Health Organization and the OECD. Dr. Scheffler was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile in in Santiago, Chile as well as the Chair of Excellence Award at the Carlos III University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain in 2012 through 2013. He was just awarded the Gold Medal from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic for his continued support of international scientific and educational collaboration in 2015. Professor Scheffler just released a 3-volume World Scientific Handbook on Global Health Economics and Public Policy.

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