Authors: Basinga, P., Gertler, P.
Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services. This paper evaluates the impact of P4P on the use and quality of prenatal, institutional delivery, and child preventative care. The results indicate that an equal amount of financial resources without the incentives would not have achieved the same gain in outcomes.