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In primary care, it pays to incentivise screening.


Drug and Alcohol Findings

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

Key points from summary and commentary: This study examined the impact of Quality and Outcomes Framework incentives on rates of alcohol screening among people with schizophrenia and other psychoses in UK primary care. The findings showed that financial rewards corresponded with a substantial boost in screening, particularly after the introduction of the indicator for alcohol consumption recording in 2011. Almost all the records of alcohol consumption complied with the Quality and Outcomes Framework business rules, ensuring that practices could be financially reimbursed



Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) In primary care, it pays to incentivise screening. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd May 2019].


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