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Does a higher 'quality points' score mean better care in stroke? An audit of general practice medical records.

Authors
  • Williams, Peter Huw1
  • de Lusignan, Simon
  • 1 St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Informatics in primary care
Publication Date
2006
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
29–40
Identifiers
PMID: 16848964
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Higher quality points did not reflect better adherence to RCP guidance. This audit highlights a gap between relatively simplistic measures of quality in the QOF, dependent on the recording of a narrow range of computer codes, and the actual standard of care being delivered. Research is needed to see whether this finding is generalisable and how the Quality and Outcomes Framework might be better aligned with delivering best practice.

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