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Pay for performance and ambulatory care sensitive admissions

Many countries are considering paying primary care physicians to improve the quality of care they provide to their patients (commonly known as 'pay for performance' or P4P). A recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found very little association between quality scores in a pay for performance scheme in England and admission rates for coronary heart disease. This suggests that improving the quality of primary care may not reduce demands on the hospital sector.