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    DescriptionThe Quality and Outcomes Framework has deeply divided UK general practitioners. I commend this book and applaud its determination to scrutinise every aspect of the Quality and Outcomes Framework - good and bad and in-between. - From the Foreword by Iona Heath General practice in the UK faces transformation following the introduction of the Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF), a pay-for-performance scheme unprecedented in the NHS, and the most comprehensive scheme of its kind in the world. Champions claim the QOF advances the quality of primary care; detractors fear the end of general practice as we know it. The introduction of the QOF provides a unique opportunity for research, analysis and reflection. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the QOF, examining the claims and counter-claims in depth through the experience of those delivering QOF, comparisons with other countries, and analysis of the wealth of research evidence emerging. Assessments of the true impact of QOF will influence the development of health services in the UK and beyond. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the future of general practice and primary care, including health professionals, trainers, students, MRCGP candidates and researchers, managers, and policy-makers and shapers.


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    Title
    The Quality and Outcomes Framework
    Subtitle
    QOF - Transforming General Practice
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen Gillam, Edited by A. Niroshan Siriwardena
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846194566
    ISBN 10: 1846194563
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BIC subject category V2: MBPC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED036000, MED035000
    DC22: 362.172, 362.10941
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: RA427.9 .Q358 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: MBPC
    Edition
    1, New edition
    Edition statement
    1st New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    30 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    respectively General Practitioner, Luton and Consultant in Public Health, Cambridge; Foundation Professor in Primary Care, University of Lincoln
    Table of contents
    Part I: Background to the Quality and Outcomes Framework * Introduction: development, impact and implications * Where did the Quality and Outcomes Framework come from? * Developing indicators and the concept of Qofability * Part II: Impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework * Learning from the QOF: a review of existing research * The public health impact * Smoke and Mirrors'? Informatics opportunities and challenges * The impact of the QOF on practice organisation and service delivery. * Part III: Practical aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework * Getting the most out of the QOF * Does the patient always benefit? * Part IV: Reflections on Pay for Performance and the Quality and Outcomes Framework * Pay for performance schemes in primary care: what have we learnt? * An international perspective on the basis for payment-for-performance * Conclusion: The Quality and Outcomes framework - triumph of evidence or tragedy for personal care?