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Over 40% of GPs prepare to sign up for 'cash for diagnosis' dementia scheme

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Anon@3.50pm The dementia scheme is very different in my view. The concept of QOF (albeit subject to political whims) is payment for reaching a standard of care above the basic. Payment for a net increase in patients with a particular condition, on the other hand, is (a) implying that we are deliberately not making the diagnosis, (b) risking the doctor-patient relationship at a time of particular sensitivity and (c) appears to be purely politically driven to achieve a random target based on someone's estimate (which I understand has already been questioned).

Posted date

14 Nov 2014

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5:44pm

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