Incentive schemes fail to woo GPs

More GPs pulled out of financial incentive schemes than the number who joined in a recent four-year period, apparently reflecting slim rewards for the time involved. 

Writing in the current edition of the MJA, Professor Jane Hall of the University of Technology, Sydney, Business School, says the study confirmed previous findings that the proportion of income derived from incentive schemes and grants was not large.

Less than half of GPs (47%) reported earning any income from incentives in 2008, and three years later the proportion had slipped to 43%