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General Medical Services (Payments) Board report for the year ended 31st December, 1993
Department of Health (DoH) General Medical Services Payments Board.
Many of the changes which have taken place in the organisation and delivery of General Practitioner services in recent times are reflected in this report of the Board for 1993 - in the year under review the most noteworthy of these changes was the slowing down of the upward spiral of prescribing costs. The main business of the Board is the payment, on behalf of the Health Boards, of doctors and pharmacists who provide services to eligible persons under the General Medical Services, Drug Cost Subsidisation and Long Term Illness Schemes. In addition the compilation and dissemination of statistical information for the Health Boards and the Department of Health each month is important for the efficient management and future development of these schemes. A significant enhancement of the Boards ability to respond to the ever increasing demand for information was planned for in the Boards Information Technology strategy which was fulfilled, to a large extent, by the Computer System which was commissioned in November. The commissioning of the new computer system, which is one of the largest UNIX systems in the country, took place on schedule despite many difficulties experienced during the early stage of its development. The implementation of the system was the culmination of two years of hard work by a very dedicated group of people.
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Department of Health (DoH)
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