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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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2010 Management (reform of the United Kingdom's National Health System) Studies' population Physicians Context High income country; Very high HDI country Intervention Introduction of Fundholding (budget ceiling managed by physician) Comparison Lack of Fundholding Quality of evidence assessment Number of Outcome studies Risk of bias Inconsistency Change in prescriber's behavior Prescription of 1 CBA (13) Serious Not serious generic drugs Quality of evidence assessment Outcome Indirect Conflict of evidence Inaccuracy Interest Change in prescriber's behavior Prescription of Not serious Not serious Not serious generic drugs (13) Bradlow et al.
After 1997, New Labour abolished GP fundholding but did not abandon the purchaser-provider split.
Tory MPs want the new GP fundholding consortia in place by April 2013, but in the light of Mr Clegg's latest intervention, this is looking like an increasingly forlorn hope.
Since payment by capitation creates incentives to over-refer to specialists and hospitals, as one's own effort is not rewarded at the margin, some form of cost sharing for referrals is advisable, for example as with GP fundholding in the English NHS, even though gate keeping is already relatively strong in Canada (Figure 3.
In the 1990s efforts by the Conservative Party to introduce GP fundholding saw only half of them take up the offer.
He previously held the deputy director of finance position for North Tyneside PCT from 2002 to 2004 and prior to that, he was primary care group manager for Whitley Bay PCG and GP fundholding manager for Newcastle and North Tyneside Health Authority.
However, evidence suggests that the financial incentives associated with GP fundholding were successful in controlling activity and reducing waiting times (Dusheiko, Gravelle and Jacobs, 2004; Dusheiko et al.
York University's Professor Alan Maynard, the economist whose ideas led to GP fundholding and Nice, the body which assesses the clinical performance of drugs, is fond of saying we should use as a template the 1845 Lunacy Act.
This Scottish White Paper sets out the new Labour government's stall for phasing out the internal market, and with it GP fundholding and contracting for services.
The response of fundholding family doctors to price signals.
The New Labour Government then abolished fundholding for GPs, the system by which GPs paid hospitals for every treatment their patients got.
The Tories tried that with GP fundholding, it didn't work, why will it with hospitals?