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Table 2 List of indicators used

From: Differences in the quality of primary medical care for CVD and diabetes across the NHS: evidence from the quality and outcomes framework

Simple process   
Disease area Indicator definition Payment range
CHD 03 Record of smoking status in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Stroke 03 Record of smoking status in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Hypertension 03 Record of smoking status since diagnosis 25–90%
Diabetes 03 Record of smoking status in the previous 15 months 25–90%
CHD 05 Record of blood pressure in previous 15 months 25–90%
Stroke 05 Record of blood pressure in previous 15 months 25–90%
Hypertension 04 Record of blood pressure in previous 9 months 25–90%
Diabetes 11 Record of blood pressure in the previous 15 months 25–90%
CHD 07 Record of total cholesterol in previous 15 months 25–90%
Stroke 07 Record of total cholesterol in previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 16 Record of total cholesterol in previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 02 Record of BMI in previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 05 Record of H1Abc or equivalent in previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 14 Record of serum creatinine testing in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Complex Process   
Diabetes 08 Record of retinal screening in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 09 Record of peripheral pulse test in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Diabetes 10 Record of neuropathy testing in the previous 15 months 25–90%
Outcome   
CHD 06 Blood pressure recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 150/90 25–70%
Stroke 06 Blood pressure recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 150/90 25–70%
Hypertension 05 Blood pressure recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 150/90 25–70%
Diabetes 12 Blood pressure recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 145/85 25–55%
CHD 08 Total cholesterol recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 5 mmol/l 25–60%
Stroke 08 Total cholesterol recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 5 mmol/l 25–60%
Diabetes 17 Total cholesterol recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 5 mmol/l 25–60%
Diabetes 06 HbA1c recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 7.4% 25–55%
Diabetes 07 HbA1c recorded in previous 15 months ≤ 10% 25–85%
Treatment   
CHD 09 Aspirin, alternative anti-platelet or anti-coagulant being taken 25–90%
CHD 10 Treated with beta-blocker 25–50%
CHD 12 Record of Influenza immunisation in previous flu season 25–85%
Stroke 12 Record of Influenza immunisation in previous flu season 25–85%
Diabetes 12 Record of Influenza immunisation in previous flu season 25–85%
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