The mortality rate in England between 2007 and 2012 was not associated with the quality of primary care in an established pay for performance programme

Fleetcroft, Robert (2015) The mortality rate in England between 2007 and 2012 was not associated with the quality of primary care in an established pay for performance programme. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 20 (4). ISSN 2515-4478

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Abstract

Mortality rates have been falling for many years and this has been attributed to a number of factors including the quality of medical care and improvement in diet and exercise. Evidence-based guidelines were introduced in the UK in the late 1990s with the aim of reducing disease and mortality.1 Much of this guidance was incorporated into the UK pay for performance programme, the quality and outcomes framework (QOF), which was introduced in 2004 and adopted by almost all English primary care practices. This study aimed to examine the relationship between primary care performance of quality indicators included in the QOF and changes in mortality.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Commentary on: Kontopantelis E, Springate DA, Ashworth M, et al. Investigating the relationship between quality of primary care and premature mortality in England: a spatial whole population study. BMJ 2015;350:h904.
Uncontrolled Keywords: primary care
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 22:44
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53673
DOI: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110205

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