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GP practices with more capitation funding get higher CQC ratings, study finds

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 08 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6429
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

General practices in England with higher capitation funding consistently received higher ratings in regulatory inspections by the Care Quality Commission over a three year period, a study has found.1 Higher capitation funding was associated with higher ratings across all areas measured by the CQC and in the overall rating that practices received, the research published in BMJ Open found.

The cross sectional study pooled three years of administrative data from 7310 practices (95% of the total) that underwent CQC inspections between November 2014 …

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