TITLE

QOF 'penalises small practices'

PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;9/3/2010, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the findings of a study according to which high-performing small practices are held back as Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) thresholds are being set too low to reward their achievements adequately. The study found that practices with fewer patients than 3,000 had greater performance variation than larger practices.
ACCESSION #
66483587

 

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