[PDF] Checking up on doctors : a review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework for general practitioners

Source:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publisher:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publication date:
01 November 2008

Abstract

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) links up to a third of general practice income to achievement against a series of quality indicators. While it has delivered benefits in the treatment of conditions included, the net benefit is unclear. There is evidence that the financial incentive is diverting attention away from other conditions and harming the relationship between GPs and patients.