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Table 1 Quality Indicators

From: Does quality of care for hypertension in primary care vary with postcode area deprivation? An observational study

Incentivised quality indicators from Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) [6]

QOF 1

The percentage of patients with hypertension whose notes record smoking status at least once

QOF 2

The percentage of patients with hypertension who smoke, whose notes contain a record that smoking cessation advice has been offered at least once

QOF 3

The percentage of patients with hypertension in which there is a record of blood pressure in the last 9 months

QOF 4

The percentage of patients with hypertension in whom the last blood pressure (measured in the last 9 months) is 150/90 or less

Non-incentivised quality indicators

Source

NonQOF 1

The percentage of patients with hypertension who have been recommended lifestyle modification for treatment of hypertension at least once

NICE [11]

QSHC [13]

NonQOF 2

The percentage of patients with hypertension whose notes document assessment of the following within three months prior to diagnosis:

• Personal history of peripheral vascular disease

NICE [11]

NonQOF 3

• Diabetes

 

NonQOF 4

• Hyperlipidaemia

QIGP [12]

NonQOF 5

• Alcohol consumption

(at any time up to relevant assessment cut-off date)

 

NonQOF 6

The percentage of patients with hypertension whose notes document the following laboratory investigations and tests from within three months prior to diagnosis:

• Urine strip test for protein

NICE [11]

NonQOF 7

• Serum creatinine and electrolytes

 

NonQOF 8

• Blood glucose

 

NonQOF 9

• Serum/total cholesterol

QIGP [12]

NonQOF 10

• ECG (at any time up to relevant assessment cut-off date)