The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004–5

@article{Ashworth2006TheRB,
  title={The relationship between general practice characteristics and quality of care: a national survey of quality indicators used in the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, 2004–5},
  author={Mark Ashworth and David Armstrong},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={68 - 68}
}
BackgroundThe descriptive information now available for primary care in the UK is unique in international terms. Under the 'Quality and Outcomes Framework' (QOF), data for 147 performance indicators are available for each general practice. We aimed to determine the relationship between the quality of primary care, as judged by the total QOF score, social deprivation and practice characteristics.MethodsWe obtained QOF data for each practice in England and linked these with census derived data… CONTINUE READING

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