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fundholding

(formerly, in the National Health Service in Britain) the system enabling general practitioners to receive a fixed budget from which to pay for primary care, drugs, and nonurgent hospital treatment for patients
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The foundation is urging organisers of youth projects in Dunchurch to apply for grants and its fundholders also hope to secure a new round of government cash for community schemes across the borough.
In Cornfeld, the plaintiff (IIT) was a Luxembourg trust fund holding a portfolio of securities investments in which several thousand fundholders participated.
Fundholders were given an additional annual allowance of $55,000 per practice to spend on personnel to help manage the fundholding process.
When a fund registers a gain, there are capital gains taxes to pay, an expense passed on to fundholders.
Overall response rates from general practitioners and consultants were 56% (459/824) and 79% (163/207) respectively, General practitioner fundholders and general practitioners from training practices were slightly more likely to respond than other general practitioners [152 of 247 fundholders responded (61.
Many major banks and pension fundholders invest their customers' money in firms involved in activities such as factory farming, blood sports and pollution.
And because so many Chileans are self- or marginally employed, almost half the fundholders don't keep their own required contributions up-to-date.
Health Secretary Frank Dobson will ban GP fundholders from getting their patients preferential treatment by buying places on hospital waiting lists.
Under Tory rules, patients of opt-out GP fundholders were often able to leap to the front of queues for treatment.
The Commission acknowledged that the best managed fundholders had improved service to patients but argued that, more generally, fundholding had failed to deliver significant improvements by for example using day surgery, managing waiting lists more effectively or changing to new providers of treatment.
The threats facing the unit included competition for patients arising from other provider units (both public and private), competition for staff from other local employers (who could afford to pay higher salaries and wages), and, an unknown factor, the power of the fundholders.
2) In the reformed NHS, purchasers may be either integrated District Health and Family Service Authorities (which we refer to as health authorities) or general practitioner (GP) fundholders, who purchase secondary health services for patients on their own lists.