Similar savings in non-fundholding practices are not similarly rewarded

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.127a (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:127
  1. A D Birchall,
  2. P W Horsfield,
  3. Jj Maskery,
  4. K L Hambleton,
  5. J E Clark
  1. General practitioners Derby Road Health Centre, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 1QG

    EDITOR,--As Jon S Dowell and colleagues observe, prescribing in general practice consumes vast quantities of NHS funds,1 and any initiative that reduces this expenditure without adversely affecting patients' care is to be welcomed. Unfortunately, in their enthusiasm to publicise their efforts as a positive benefit stemming from their adoption of fundholding the authors seem to have a poor knowledge and understanding of the …

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