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Table 4 Changes in revenue, cost recovery, productivity and unnecessary care with changes in bonus system

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

Name of hospital Rate of change of revenue Rate of cost recovery Visits per admission Admissions per operation DEA efficiency score Rate of unnecessary care
Switch from non bonus to flat bonus
Zhaoyuan Increase Increase Decrease Increase Decrease Increase
Liangshan Increase* Increase* Decrease Increase Decrease Decrease
Changyi Increase Increase* Increase Decrease Decrease Increase
Switch from flat to revenue-related bonus
Zhaoyuan Increase Increase Decrease Decrease Increase Increase
Liangshan Increase* Increase* Decrease Decrease Decrease Decrease
Qixia Increase Decrease Decrease Decrease Increase No change
Changyi Increase Decrease Decrease Decrease Increase Increase
Yanzhou Increase Increase Decrease Decrease Increase Decrease
Weishan Increase Increase Decrease Decrease Increase Increase
Switch from revenue-related to flat bonus
Weishan Decrease Increase Decrease Increase Decrease Decrease