New PIP to track GP patients' drinking and smoking

These are the patient outcomes practices will need to show improvements in

Five years after its new quality improvement practice incentive was announced, the Department of Health has finally revealed the list of patient outcomes GP practices must track to receive payments.

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The quality improvement (QI) incentive will be the centrepiece of an overhauled Practice Incentives Program (PIP) that pays GP clinics to collect patient data and send it to primary health networks.

The revamp, due to be in place by August, has had a troubled history, with concerns it will veer into pay-for-performance and

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