Does a higher 'quality points' score mean better care in stroke? An audit of general practice medical records.
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.
- Published Article
Informatics in primary care
- Publication Date
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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