Diabetes care and the new GMS contract: the evidence for a whole county

Abd A. Tahrani, Mary McCarthy, Jojo Godson, Sarah Taylor, Helen Slater, Nigel Capps, Probal Moulik, Andrew F. Macleod

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) of the new GP contract on diabetes care in Shropshire, which has a total population of approximately 460 000. The mean percentage of patients achieving each of the quality indicators in each practice in Shropshire, before and after the implementation of the QOF was calculated. All 16 867 patients with diabetes from all 66 Shropshire practices were included. There were significant improvements in the percentage of patients achieving targets for all quality indicators between April 2004 to March 2006 (P<0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-485
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume57
Issue number539
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • England
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Reimbursement, Incentive
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Journal Article
  • Multicenter Study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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