Does quality of care for hypertension in primary care vary with postcode area deprivation? An observational study

@inproceedings{Hammouche2011DoesQO,
  title={Does quality of care for hypertension in primary care vary with postcode area deprivation? An observational study},
  author={Salah Hammouche and Richard C Holland and Nicholas Steel},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a common major risk factor for stroke and coronary heart disease. Little is known about how achievement of financially incentivised and non-incentivised indicators of quality of care varies with deprivation, or about the effect of financial incentives on health inequalities in hypertension. General practices in the UK have received financial incentives for high quality care since 2004. This study set out to assess the variations in achievement of incentivised and non… CONTINUE READING
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