Letters Care and quality indicators

QOF and public health priorities don’t improve care in ageing

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1403 (Published 27 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1403
  1. David Oliver, senior lecturer, geriatric medicine1
  1. 1School of Health and Social Care, University of Reading, Reading RG6 1HY
  1. d.oliver{at}reading.ac.uk

    The influence of the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) in the general practitioners’ contract cannot be discounted.1 But not everything can appear in the QOF, and if it doesn’t it doesn’t tend to happen.

    Urinary incontinence affects 25% of women over 65; 50% of people over 80 fall at least once a year, and women have …

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