Table 1.

Eligibility criteria, exclusion criteria, and required period for preventive service provision in a pay-for-performance family practice setting

Papanicolaou smearEnrolled women aged 35 to 69 yPrevious hysterectomyDocumented service within the past 30 mo before March 31
Screening mammogramsEnrolled women aged 50 to 69 yHistory of breast cancerDocumented service within the past 30 mo before March 31
Influenza vaccinationEnrolled patients aged 65 y or olderNoneDocumented service from October 1st to December 31st of previous y
Fecal occult blood testEnrolled patients aged 50 to 74 yHistory of colorectal cancer; history of inflammatory bowel disease; colonoscopy within the past 5 yDocumented service in the past 30 mo before March 31
5 completed primary immunizations (4 diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccinations and 1 MMR vaccination)Enrolled children age 30 to 42 mo as of March 31NoneDocumented completion of vaccinations within the past 12 mo before March 31
  • MMR—measles, mumps, and rubella.

  • * The fiscal year end in Ontario’s health care system is March 31; therefore, March 31, 2007, would be considered the 2006 year end and March 31, 2008, would be the 2007 year end.

  • Children’s vaccination scores were ultimately excluded from this study as lists of eligible children for 2006 could not be obtained in the non-EMR cohort.