Dutch propose paying GPs more for difficult work

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:968

Dutch general practitioners should receive more money for working in deprived areas and having a larger proportion of patients on their lists who need extra help (such as those who are elderly, unemployed, or have AIDS). This is one of the key recommendations in a joint working party report by government, doctors, and health insurance companies that is aimed at renewing general practitioner care.

The report, The Gatekeeper in Practice, seeks to change the role and funding of general practitioners into the next century to reflect increasing demands made on primary care. The report states that there …

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