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Do higher primary care practice performance scores predict lower rates of emergency admissions for persons with serious mental illness? An analysis of secondary panel data Rowena Jacobs,1* Nils Gutacker,1 Anne Mason,1 Maria Goddard,1 Hugh Gravelle,1 Tony Kendrick,2 Simon Gilbody,3 Lauren Aylott4 and June Wainwright4 1Centre for Health Economics, University(More)
BACKGROUND The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) incentivises general practices in England to provide proactive care for people with serious mental illness (SMI) including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychoses. Better proactive primary care may reduce the risk of psychiatric admissions to hospital, but this has never been tested(More)
BACKGROUND Serious mental illness (SMI) - which comprises long-term conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychoses - has enormous costs for patients and society. In many countries, people with SMI are treated solely in primary care, and have particular needs for physical care. AIM The objective of this study was to systematically(More)
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