Letters

Fundholding and prescribing

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.127 (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:127
  1. A D Shaw
  1. 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 …

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