Letters Financial incentives and GPs

What about the impact on patient health?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39269.437176.DE (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:60
  1. Mark Strong, clinical lecturer,
  2. John Radford, director of public health
  1. Rotherham Primary Care Trust, Rotherham S66 1YY
  1. m.strong{at}nhs.net

    McDonald et al's report of general practitioners' and nurses' views of the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) highlights the “box ticking” nature of this pay-for-performance contract.1 We have therefore proposed that incentives are linked more directly to positive health outcomes.

    Rotherham practices achieved highly on the smoking related QOF indicators in both …

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