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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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QOF indicators measure only a fraction of the health care provided by a practice to their patients, and the analysis of other (nonincentivized) activities might yield different results.
The Department of Health has recently completed a consultation exercise on the future development of the QOF, with the intention of improving the evidence base for the QOF and for increasing the transparency by which decisions on the content of the QOF are taken.
2010) in a cross-section study of 1,531 family practices in London found that those with better QOF quality for coronary heart disease (CHD) had lower CHD mortality rates, especially for deprived patients.
However, Dr Steel said it could not be concluded that care for people with conditions outside the QOF had got worse, just that it was not improving in line with conditions included in the contract.
Of the clinical registers collected for QOF that measure disease prevalence, prevalence was highest for hypertension (13.
Performance improvements from the QOF scheme have been limited, mainly due to generally high levels of achievement at the time the scheme was implemented (Doran et al.
Yet Coventry has among the lowest QOF scores in the country, ranking 149th out of 152 local authorities.
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GP practices can earn around pounds 124,000 every year if they achieve 100 per cent of the QOF target (average achievement is 96 per cent).
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We do not attempt to assess the impact of the QOF on admissions because we do not have data on quality before the QOF was introduced.
GP practices receive 40% of their funding according to how many QOF points they score out of a maximum 1,000.