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Table 1 QOF COPD indicators (2006–7)

From: The UK Quality and Outcomes Framework pay-for-performance scheme and spirometry: rewarding quality or just quantity? A cross-sectional study in Rotherham, UK

Indicator Details Points available
COPD 1 The practice can produce a register of patients with COPD 3
COPD 8 The percentage of patients with COPD who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 September to 31 March 6
COPD 9 The percentage of all patients with COPD in whom diagnosis has been confirmed by spirometry including reversibility testing 10
COPD 10 The percentage of patients with COPD with a record of FeV1 in the previous 15 months 7
COPD 11 The percentage of patients with COPD receiving inhaled treatment in whom there is a record that inhaler technique has been checked in the previous 15 months 7
  1. Notes: indicators numbered COPD 2–7 were included in previous years' contracts and are now redundant. Points are worth approximately £124 for an average practice.