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‘The scheme presents us with a conflict of interest’

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Surely this war was lost long ago? For decades governments, GPs and healthcare bodies have deemed it acceptable that GP behaviour be shaped by financial incentives, from immunisation payments to QoF. And naturally this is intended to encourage behaviour which might be at odds with our professional preference, or else why would an incentive be needed? It's a bit late now to suddenly wake up to the ethical conflicts inherent in financial incentives!

Posted date

01 Oct 2015

Posted time

11:44am

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