Premature death rates still too high: study

The UK’s national incentivised program for GPs has shown disappointing results with no reduction in rates of premature death.

The pay-for-performance initiative introduced in 2004 incentivises a doctor’s performance on over 100 quality-of care indicators but an analysis of the program shows it has fallen short of expectations.

All-cause and cause-specific mortality rates for six chronic conditions were measured in the study including diabetes, heart failure, hypertension