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In experimental psychology, an object or goal of motivated behavior.
[LL. incentivus, provocative]


Any stimulus that encourages a desired response. Incentives may be provided to patients (e.g., to ensure adherence to treatment plans), to practitioners (e.g., to improve productivity or job performance), or to students (e.g., to improve grades).

financial incentive

A cash payment made to a patient who achieves a health-related goal such as sustaining a weight loss over a 6-month period or maintaining abstinence from a toxic substance.
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A disconnect can occur when a health plan aims for ideology in designing performance incentive plans and what is practical for success in implementation.
Linking performance incentive programs to quality requires that we ask, How broadly or narrowly do we envision and define the dimensions of quality?
If he achieved all of his performance incentives - and there are almost 60 subcategories, ranging from bonuses for Oregon winning a national championship or achieving a graduation rate of 100 percent to a bonus of $2,000 for winning the Civil War - Kelly could earn $556,250 this year, not counting the signing bonus.
For example, a job-skills trainer operating under a performance incentive contract would receive a share of the cost reduction resulting from a more skilled workforce.
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