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Recorded quality of primary care for patients with diabetes in England before and after the introduction of a financial incentive scheme: A longitudinal observational study

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Background: The UK's Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was introduced in 2004/5, linking remuneration for general practices to recorded quality of care for chronic conditions, including diabetes mellitus. We assessed the effect of the incentives on recorded quality of care for diabetes patients and its variation by patient and practice characteristics. Methods: Using the General Practice Research Database we selected a stratified sample of 148 English general practices in England, contribu...

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10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001033

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Kontopantelis, E More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Policy
Valderas, JM More by this author
Campbell, S More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ Quality and Safety
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
53-64
Publication date:
2013
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ISSN:
2044-5415
URN:
uuid:50dbf5f9-a477-4517-8db9-f0260b79726f
Source identifiers:
379538
Local pid:
pubs:379538

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