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  1. Effect of fundholding and indicative prescribing schemes on general practitioners' prescribing costs.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To compare general practitioners' prescribing costs in fundholding and non-fundholding practices before and after implementation of the NHS reforms in April 1991.

    Design-Analysis of prescribing and cost information (PACT data; levels 2 and 3) over to six month periods in 1991 and 1992.

    Setting-Oxford region

    Participants-Three dispensing fundholding practices; five non-dispensing fundholding practices; and seven non-dispensing, non-fundholding practices.

    Main outcome measures-Percentage change in net cost of ingredients, number of items prescribed, average cost per item, and proportion of generic drugs prescribed after NHS reforms.

    Results

    Prescribing costs increased in all practices in the six months after the reforms.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Coût, Médecin généraliste, Prescription médicale, Grande Bretagne, Réforme, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Costs, General practitioner, Medical prescription, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0052520

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.