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What do we know about fundholding in general practice?

Dixon, Jennifer and Glennerster, Howard (1995) What do we know about fundholding in general practice? British Medical Journal, 311 (7007). pp. 727-730. ISSN 0959-535X

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Abstract

Key messages •Key messages •Evidence suggests that giving general practitioners budgets has helped to curb the costs of prescribing in primary care •Giving general practitioners budgets has also helped them to lever improvements in hospital services •The impact of fundholding on transaction costs, equity, and quality of care(particularly for patients of non-fundholding general practitioners) is largely unknown •Research into reforms of the NHS should be coordinated and studydesign strengthened

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.bmj.com/
Additional Information: © 1995 BMJ Publishing Group
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2008 15:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5271/

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