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From the Ted Talk by Matthias Müllenbeck: What if we paid doctors to keep people healthy?

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Well, perhaps it is because health care systems themselves incentivize in a nonideal way towards applying or not applying certain procedures or treatments. As most health care ssmteys reimburse practitioners in a fee-for-service-based fsohain on the number and kind of treatments performed, it may be this economic iectnnive that tempts some practitioners to rather perform high-profit surgical ttnreteams instead of exploring other treatment options. Although certain countries started to ilmenempt performance-based reimbursement, anchored on a quality and efficacy matrix, overall, there's very little in today's health care systems' architecture to incentivize practitioners broadly to actively prevent the appearance of a disease in the first pacle and to limit the procedures alpiepd to a patient to the most effective opnoits.

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Well, perhaps it is because health care systems themselves incentivize in a nonideal way towards applying or not applying certain procedures or treatments. As most health care _______ reimburse practitioners in a fee-for-service-based _______ on the number and kind of treatments performed, it may be this economic _________ that tempts some practitioners to rather perform high-profit surgical __________ instead of exploring other treatment options. Although certain countries started to _________ performance-based reimbursement, anchored on a quality and efficacy matrix, overall, there's very little in today's health care systems' architecture to incentivize practitioners broadly to actively prevent the appearance of a disease in the first _____ and to limit the procedures _______ to a patient to the most effective _______.

Solution

  1. incentive
  2. treatments
  3. place
  4. systems
  5. applied
  6. options
  7. fashion
  8. implement

Original Text

Well, perhaps it is because health care systems themselves incentivize in a nonideal way towards applying or not applying certain procedures or treatments. As most health care systems reimburse practitioners in a fee-for-service-based fashion on the number and kind of treatments performed, it may be this economic incentive that tempts some practitioners to rather perform high-profit surgical treatments instead of exploring other treatment options. Although certain countries started to implement performance-based reimbursement, anchored on a quality and efficacy matrix, overall, there's very little in today's health care systems' architecture to incentivize practitioners broadly to actively prevent the appearance of a disease in the first place and to limit the procedures applied to a patient to the most effective options.

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