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Lessons from Efforts to Improve Primary Care in the U.K.

An ambitious program in the United Kingdom that links physician payment increases to achievement of quality-of-care targets reduced a shortage of general practitioners, improved income and morale, and reduced working hours, a new study found. Socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment narrowed as well, but the program's impact on medical professionalism and long-term patient outcomes has yet to be determined.

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