The general practice fundholding scheme was introduced four years ago.
So far its impact has not been formally evaluated nationally, but review of published research shows some trends.
Fundholding has curbed prescribing costs and given general practitioners greater power to lever improvements in hospital services-for example, reducing waiting times for hospital treatment-but fundholding practices may have received more money than non-fundholding practices.
The impact of fundholding on transactions costs, equity, and quality of care (particularly for patients of non-fundholding general practitioners) is unknown.
Research into costly reforms such as fundholding needs to be coordinated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Homme, Angleterre, Financement, Economie santé, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Human, England, Financing, Health economy, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0560015
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 01/03/1996.