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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

The QOF is a voluntary reward and incentive programme for GP practices in England, introduced in 2004.

Practices are rewarded for:

  • their achievements in relation to how well the practice is organised
  • how patients view their experience at the surgery
  • the amount of extra services offered, such as child health and maternity services
  • how the practice manages the most prevalent chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.

The QOF is divided into clinical domains:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cancer
  • Mental health
  • Asthma

Charts showing prescribing of drugs included in QOF clinical domains

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