Capitation payments would be fairer

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.127b (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:127
  1. R V Millard
  1. General practitioner Denmead Health Centre, Denmead, Hampshire PO7 6NN

    EDITOR,--Jon S Dowell and colleagues' paper shows that generic substitution can be acceptable to patients but also shows the inequity of the budgeting process.1 The practice budget shown of £573802, or £89 per head, for 1993-4 seems astronomical. This compares with a projected spend in our fundholding practice of approximately £48.25 per head in 1994-5, with a budget allowance of approximately £50 per head. …

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