The impact of primary care incentive schemes on care home placements for people with dementia
Centre for Health Economics - The interface between primary care and long-term care is complex. In the case of dementia, this interface may be influenced by incentives offered to GPs as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) to provide an annual review for patients with dementia. The hypothesis is that the annual reviews reduce the likelihood of admission to a care home by supporting the patient to live independently and by addressing carers ’ needs for support.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - May 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

The impact of primary care incentive schemes on care home placements for people with dementia
Centre for Health Economics -This research finds that the interface between primary care and long-term care is complex. In the case of dementia, this interface may be influenced by incentives offered to GPs as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework to provide an annual review for patients with dementia. The hypothesis is that the annual reviews reduce the likelihood of admission to a care home by supporting the patient to live independently and by addressing carers ’ needs for support.ReportCentre for Health Economics - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - May 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity NHS measurement and performance Source Type: blogs

2019/20 General Medical Services (GMS) contract Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF): guidance for GMS contract 2019/20 in England
NHS England -This document provides additional guidance on the interpretation and verification of the QOF indicators for 2019/20 in England, which are listed in Annex D of the Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions (SFE). It is effective from 1 April 2019 and replaces versions issued in previous years.GuidanceMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Source Type: blogs

Report of the review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in England
This report presents the findings of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for general practice review and supports wider discussion about how to reform the QOF, which will inform negotiations between NHS England and the British Medical Association.ReportNHS England - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2016 to 2017
Department of Health (DH) - This document provides details of the dental Quality and Outcomes Framework indicators to be used to measure performance of the existing pilots and new dental contract prototypes in 2016 to 2017. Framework DH publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2015-16
Department of Health (DH) - This document provides details of the dental QOF indicators to be used to measure performance of the existing pilots and new dental contract prototypes in 2015 to 2016. Guidance DH publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - February 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

The impact of primary care quality on inpatient length of stay for people with dementia: an analysis by discharge destination
Centre for Health Economics - This paper examines whether the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) dementia review helps to achieve timely hospital discharge for dementia patients. It found that on average the length of stay in hospital for dementia patients is 18 days and that QOF dementia review had little effect on the length of stay. Paper Press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 27, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Do higher primary care practice performance scores predict lower rates of emergency admissions for persons with serious mental illness? An analysis of secondary panel data
This study aimed to test whether or not better-quality primary care, as assessed by the SMI quality indicators measured routinely in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, is associated with lower rates of emergency hospital admissions for people with SMIs, for both mental and physical conditions and with higher rates of elective admissions for physical conditions in people with a SMI. Report Summary Abstract (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 28, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health NHS measurement and performance Source Type: blogs

Consultation on Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - NICE is seeking feedback on new QOF indicators for 2015/16. The menu of indicators includes six proposed indicators relating to hypertension, there is also a potential indicator to improve the general care for people who have a diagnosis of diabetes. The consultation closes on 3rd February 2014. Consultation document Comments proforma NICE - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 7, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Consultations Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Summary of recommendations for the NICE menu of indicators for the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - This document outlines the proposed indicators to improve the quality of care provided by GPs. Ten proposed new indicators are on this menu, falling under four broad clinical areas. These include four on mental health and behavioural conditions; one of which is the percentage of patients with dementia who have a record of attendance at a memory assessment service. Another is on the percentage of patients with dementia with the contact details of a named carer on their record. Proposed indicators NICE - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 2, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Does quality affect patients’ choice of doctor? Evidence from the UK
This study investigated the effect of practice quality on patients' choice amongst practices, allowing for other factors such as distance to the practice and gender and age of practice GPs. It found that patients are more likely to choose practices which earned more quality points under the quality and outcomes framework pay for performance scheme.  Report Centre for Health Economics - news (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 9, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Consultation on Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators
Comments are being sought on 14 new potential QOF indicators across six domains: hypertension, dementia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and stroke. The consultation will close at 5.00pm on Monday 4th February 2013. Consultation document Consultation response form NICE - consultations (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 7, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: blogs