Impact of contractual financial incentives on the ascertainment and management of smoking in primary care.

@article{Coleman2007ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of contractual financial incentives on the ascertainment and management of smoking in primary care.},
  author={Tim Coleman and Sarah N. Lewis and Richard Hubbard and Christopher G. Smith},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={803-8}
}
BACKGROUND The April 2004 contract for UK general practitioners (GPs) is an ambitious attempt to produce substantial changes in clinical practice. We investigated the impact of this on delivery of primary care smoking cessation interventions. METHODS We analysed data from patients' medical records that were held within a large database called The Health Improvement Network (THIN). We calculated for each year between 1990 and 2005 and for each quarter-year from 2003 the incidence of recording… CONTINUE READING
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