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The impact of primary care incentive schemes on care home placements for people with dementia

 

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The impact of primary care incentive schemes on care home placements for people with dementia

This research finds that the interface between primary care and long-term care is complex. In the case of dementia, this interface may be influenced by incentives offered to GPs as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework to provide an annual review for patients with dementia.

The hypothesis is that the annual reviews reduce the likelihood of admission to a care home by supporting the patient to live independently and by addressing carers’ needs for support. More....