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Q&A: The quality premium


Practices in deprived areas should be far more likely to receive the quality premiums for a number of reasons. Firstly they receive far more money for health spend per head of population and are therefore much more likely to be able to achieve financial balance. Secondly, the money they receive for "deprivation" can be invested in projects that will reap demonstrable improvements. Presumably these areas will claim they're starting from a poor position because of the deprivation so improvements shouldn't be so hard to achieve and demonstrate. Thirdly, less well funded areas have already been significantly squeezed through various QIPP programmes and will find improvement much harder to achieve.

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05 Feb 2013

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