Fundholding and prescribingBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.127 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:127
- A D Shaw
- General practitioner Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 6BD
Fundholders with more modest prescribing history receive less recognition
EDITOR,--Jon S Dowell and colleagues report having achieved a saving in their drug budget of £137712, much of which has been used to benefit their patients and their premises.1 Their experience contrasts sharply with our experience of fundholding in the same health board area.
I work in a semirural practice that has five principals and 7800 patients. We embarked on fundholding in December 1991 as part of a pilot project among small practices. As the rules on list size for …