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What do we know about fundholding in general practice?

By Jennifer Dixon and Howard Glennerster

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 strengthene

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1136/bmj.311.7007.727
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:5271
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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