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Table 5 Average achievement on each process indicator for England and differences from England for other countries (99% confidence intervals)

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

Indicator England (%) Scotland % point difference from England (99% CI) Wales % point difference from England (99% CI) Northern Ireland % point difference from England (99% CI)
Simple process measures     
CHD smoking status recorded 95.0 0.5 (0.1 to 0.9) -0.3 (-1.0 to 0.4) 1.1 (0.4 to 1.7)
Stroke smoking status recorded 92.6 1.5 (0.8 to 2.2) -0.6 (-1.8 to 0.7) 2.0 (1.1 to 3.0)
BP smoking status recorded 94.2 1.2 (0.7 to 1.6) 0.4 (-0.4 to 1.0) 0.7 (0.1 to 1.3)
Diabetes smoking status recorded 96.0 1.4 (1.0 to 1.8) -0.4 (-1.1 to 0.2) 1.3 (0.8 to 1.8)
CHD – blood pressure recorded 96.6 -1.1 (-1.5 to -0.7) -0.2 (-0.7 to 0.2) 0.3 (-0.2 to 0.8)
Stroke – blood pressure recorded 94.9 -0.3 (-0.9 to 2.5) -0.9 (-1.9 to -0.0) 1.0 (0.2 to 1.6)
BP – blood pressure recorded 90.2 -1.3 (-1.9 to -0.7) -0.0 (-0.9 to 0.7) 1.4 (0.5 to 2.3)
Diabetes – blood pressure recorded 97.1 0.6 (0.3 to 0.9) 0.7 (-0.4 to 0.4) 0.9 (0.5 to 1.2)
CHD – cholesterol recorded 90.3 -1.4 (-2.3 to -0.5) -0.7 (-1.9 to 0.4) 1.2 (0.1 to 2.3)
Stroke – cholesterol recorded 84.1 0.9 (-0.3 to 2.3) -2.7 (-4.9 to -0.5) 3.0 (1.1 to 4.7)
Diabetes – cholesterol recorded 92.9 1.5 (0.9 to 2.0) -0.1 (-1.1 to 0.8) 1.8 (1.1 to 2.5)
Diabetes-record of Body Mass Index 90.8 2.9 (2.4 to 3.3) 1.1 (0.4 to 1.8) 1.6 (0.7 to 2.4)
Diabetes-record of HbA1c 94.6 1.6 (1.2 to 2.0) -0.7 (-1.3 to -0.5) 1.8 (1.4 to 2.2)
Diabetes – creatinine recorded 93.2 1.3 (0.4 to 1.9) -0.7 (-1.7 to 0.2) 0.3 (-0.6 to 1.3)
Complex process measures     
Diabetes – retinal screening recorded 83.8 2.7 (1.5 to 3.8) -2.9 (-4.9 to -0.7) -0.2 (-2.3 to 0.7)
Diabetes – peripheral pulses recorded 79.4 5.0 (3.6 to 6.3) -4.8 (-7.6 to -2.3) 1.9 (-0.8 to 4.3)
Diabetes – neuropathy testing recorded 78.1 4.6 (3.1 to 6.1) -7.7 (-10.9 to -4.5) 2.0 (-0.6 to 4.3)
  1. Note: Bold type = significant at P < 0.01
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