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Table 1 Bonus systems of the six panel hospitals (1978 – 1997)

From: The effect of performance-related pay of hospital doctors on hospital behaviour: a case study from Shandong, China

Year Zhaoyuan Liangshan Qixia Weishan Changyi Yanzhou
1978 1 1 1 1 1 1
1979 1 1 1 1* 1 1
1980 1 1 1* 1* 1 1
1981 1 1 1* 2* 1 1
1982 1 1 2* 2* 1 1*
1983 1 1 2* 2* 1 1*
1984 1 1 2* 2 2 2*
1985 1 1 2 3 2 2*
1986 1 1 2 3 2 2*
1987 2 1 2 3 2 2
1988 2 2 2 3 2 2
1989 2 2 2 3 2 2
1990 2 2 2 3 2 2
1991 2 2 2 3 2 2
1992 2 2 2 3 2 2
1993 3 2 3 1 2 2
1994 3 3 3 1 3 3
1995 3 3 3 3 3 3
1996 3 3 3 3 3 3
1997 3 3 3 3 3 3
  1. Notes:
  2. 1) 1: No bonus; 2: Flat bonus; 3: Revenue-related.
  3. 2) Numbers in italics indicate years for which inpatient records were collected.
  4. 3) * indicates data on tracer diseases were not available around the years of the bonus switch.