Letters New commissioning formula

Authors’ reply to Beerstecher and Peake and colleagues

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8184 (Published 04 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8184
  1. Jennifer Dixon, director1,
  2. Peter Smith, professor2,
  3. Martin Bardsley, head of research1
  1. 1The Nuffield Trust, London W1G 7LP, UK
  2. 2Imperial College Business School and Centre for Health Policy, London SW7 2AZ, UK
  1. jennifer.dixon{at}nuffieldtrust.org.uk

Beerstecher asks why the historic healthcare costs of individual patients were not included in the person based formulas we developed for allocating resources to general practices for commissioning.1 2 Their inclusion would indeed have led to …

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