BACKGROUND: Children make up about 20% of the UK population and caring for them is an important part of a general practitioner's (GP's) workload. However, the UK Quality Outcomes Framework (pay-for-performance system) largely ignores children - less than 3% of the quality markers relate to them. As no previous research has investigated whether GPs would support or oppose the introduction of child-specific quality markers, we sought their views on this important question. METHODS: Qualitative...Expand abstract
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General practitioners' views on quality markers for children in UK primary care: a qualitative study
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