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QOF

A national UK framework (system) for measuring, achieving and rewarding both the meeting of clinical and management quality targets of primary care provision, and the improving of services for patients, as part of the General Medical Services contract. Under so-called “new GP contract” in 2004, GP practices are rewarded based on extensive data collection from GP practices, which are calculated into Assessor Validation Reports. QOF is a system of financial incentives for improving quality of primary care within the GMS contract for GP services, and forms the basis on which GPs are paid.
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Measures of the quality of practice disease management for different diseases in each year were constructed from QOF data extracted from electronic practice records by the NHS Information Centre.
Data for the influenza immunization indicators for patients with CHD, COPD, diabetes, and stroke were taken from the Quality Management and Analysis System (QMAS), the national information system supporting the QOF, for the financial years 2004/05 to 2009/10.
We have also used data from the QOF, but we have addressed key limitations of the existing literature based on the QOF.
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Alison Walshe, director of commission development at NHS Coventry, said the health trust was aware some GP practices had very low QOF scores, which dragged the city's average down.
An Assembly Government spokeswoman added: "The GMS contract QOF includes two indicators measuring patient experience of access to GP services.
The Government allocates QOF bonuses for how well a surgery performs in managing some of the most common chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.
The QOF has driven up average standards enormously and it shows a consistent level of achievement of evidence-based practice right across British general practice for the general population.
The largest contributor to the additional cost is GPs' higher thananticipated performance on QOF, which reached pounds 65m or 16% of the contract cost.
534 via Meinhold's German is called Ila'i in English, and his witty comment that a man is known by his cup, his pocket, and his anger (all have both kaf and samekh in Hebrew) is supplemented in the Talmud by those who added "and by his laughter" (with samekh and qof, Erubin 65b).
At the time of the QOF assessments, the services at this practice were being reviewed and reconfigured and this made it difficult to assess performance against the requirements.
Certainly QOF has been a success this year, particularly as so many practices have signed up voluntarily, there's no doubt it's spurred surgeries to strive for better results.