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Fundholding pilot allows inpatient purchases

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:598
  1. Alison Boulton

    A new pounds sterling100000 Department of Health initiative to allow fundholders to purchase mental health inpatient services for their patients is to be piloted by selected practices over the next two years. Mental health was a priority suggested by participating practices in the department's 1994 fundholding review.

    Mental health is the second area of patient services to be piloted for total purchasing, following last April's maternity services initiative, which is due to run until …

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