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Br J Gen Pract. 1998 July; 48(432): 1415–1416.
PMCID: PMC1313136

Item-of-service payments for general practitioner care of severely mentally ill persons: does the money matter?

Abstract

A pilot of item-of-service payments (85 Pounds per annum per patient) to general practitioners for monitoring long-term mentally ill individuals was successful in recruiting practices and ensuring assessments. It did not, however, demonstrate an improvement in health care.


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