Future proofing the Quality and Outcomes Framework

Veena Raleigh
Publication:  British MedicalJournal
Reference:  BMJ 2013;346:f1942

As the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) approaches its 10th birthday, radical changes in its content and construction see a parting of the ways between the countries within the United Kingdom. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Department of Health have proposed such changes as dropping the organisational domain; creating a public health domain; raising payment thresholds; introducing directed enhanced services for dementia case finding; ensuring access to online general practice services and telehealth; and case managing patients at risk of hospital admission.

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