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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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Identification Number: 10.1136/bmj.311.7007.727


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

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Additional Information: © 1995 BMJ Publishing Group
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2008 15:39
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2024 22:12

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