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Maximising Quality and Outcomes Framework Quality Points

The QOF Clinical Domain

Anita Sharma



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Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
01 March 2011
'The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a system to financially reward general practices for providing quality care to their patients. It is a fundamental part of the GMS contract introduced in April 2004. QOF is estimated to have saved up to 10000 lives a year since its introduction.' - From the Preface Filled with practical guidance and tips this book explains everything you need to do in order to score 'maximum' on all the clinical indicators in the QOF. Using tables and lists it details areas such as setting up a disease register ensuring that you have an accepted definition of the condition arranging a practice meeting to discuss registers and motivating team members to use and think about templates as well as cross-checking hospital letters and discharges summaries conducting a repeat prescription search actively screening at-risk patients and ensuring an efficient call and recall system. These are the basic rules which apply to any and every clinical indicator. Offering guidance on and insight into the origins of different targets possible shortfalls and ways to implement change and improve scores this easy-to-read book is vital for all general practitioners GP Commissioners QOF assessors and PCT QOF teams. Practice nurses who are often relied upon to maintain QOF standards will find the information essential. GP Registrars medical students Pharmacists Health Care Assistants and Practice Managers will also find much of interest.
By:   Anita Sharma
Imprint:   Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   1st New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 305mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781846194917
ISBN 10:   1846194911
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   01 March 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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