What about the impact on patient health?BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39269.437176.DE (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:60
- Mark Strong, clinical lecturer,
- John Radford, director of public health
- Rotherham Primary Care Trust, Rotherham S66 1YY
McDonald et al's report of general practitioners' and nurses' views of the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) highlights the “box ticking” nature of this pay-for-performance contract.1 We have therefore proposed that incentives are linked more directly to positive health outcomes.
Rotherham practices achieved highly on the smoking related QOF indicators in both …