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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2018) In primary care, it pays to incentivise screening. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (18 January 2018) 4 p.

PDF (Impact of financial incentives on alcohol consumption recording in primary health care)

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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

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Screening
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:January 2018
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Place of Publication:London
Number:18 January 2018
Subjects:HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychosocial screening and diagnostic method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for substance use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inducement for participation (incentive)
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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