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GPs to be incentivised to refer patients to diabetes prevention programme


To be fair on this particular indicator, I think it is worded correctly. The indicator/ measure/ payments should be based on the percentage of patient's referred rather than the outcomes of those referrals. To be one stage better, it should be a positive outcome if the patient is asked about a referral and declines it. It is important to ensure that indicators do not trump patient autonomy and GPs are not penalised for respecting their autonomy. An indicator like this is much more satisfactory than payments linked to total dementia diagnoses etc.

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01 Aug 2017

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