Sunday May 31, 2020

Windfall for GPs who meet prescription targets

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

21st June, 2015

GPs across the country will receive financial incentives to prescribe specific medicines under plans approved in recent weeks by health minister Leo Varadkar.

The move aims to reduce Ireland’s drugs bill as well as promote better prescribing among Ireland’s 2,700 practising GPs.

Under the proposal which was drawn up by Professor Michael Barry, head of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, GPs stand to gain thousands of euro in practice supports if they...

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