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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)