The remuneration of dentists in a special project of the Israeli Defence Forces.

R. Levy, B. Rosen, M. Wiener, J. Mann

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The behavior of health care professionals is known to be influenced, in part, by their method of remuneration and the financial incentives they face. Describes how the Medical Corps of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) went about choosing a reimbursement method to increase incentives for dentists and decrease waiting time for the public. Based on q questionnaire sent to all 23 dentists working in a unique IDF civilian dental clinic, and on other information which was available on the productivity and income of these dentists, a new method of remuneration was suggested and accepted, by which a combined method of fee-for-service and salary will be introduced. The base hourly pay and per crown fee were set on levels which provide for a larger compensation range and increase the incentive for improved productivity levels. This suggested method will be investigated further and re-evaluated one year after its implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Management in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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