PAVITT, S. H., BAXTER, P. D., BRUNTON, P. A., DOUGLAS, G., EDLIN, R., GIBSON, B. J., GODSON, J., HALL, M., PORRITT, Jenny, ROBINSON, P. G., VINALL, K. and HULME, C. (2014). The INCENTIVE protocol: an evaluation of the organisation and delivery of NHS dental healthcare to patients--innovation in the commissioning of primary dental care service delivery and organisation in the UK. BMJ Open, 4 (9), e005931-e005931.
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Introduction In England, in 2006, new dental contracts devolved commissioning of dental services locally to Primary Care Trusts to meet the needs of their local population. The new national General Dental Services contracts (nGDS) were based on payment for Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) awarded in three treatment bands based on complexity of care. Recently, contract currency in UK dentistry is evolving from UDAs based on volume and case complexity towards ‘blended contracts’ that include incentives linked with key performance indicators such as quality and improved health outcome. Overall, evidence of the effectiveness of incentive-driven contracting of health providers is still emerging. The INCENTIVE Study aims to evaluate a blended contract model (incentive-driven) compared to traditional nGDS contracts on dental service delivery in practices in West Yorkshire, England.
|Depositing User:||Jenny Porritt|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jun 2015 15:39|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2015 18:17|
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