Letters Measuring up the NHS

The story of outperforming expectations continues

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1068 (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1068
  1. Ron Carter, vocation general practitioner1
  1. 1MKDoC, Milton Keynes MK6 5NG
  1. doctorroncarter{at}hotmail.com

    The quality and outcomes framework (QOF) showed that before 2004 general practitioners were poor at recording “quality markers,” even those based on good clinical evidence, and the change in contract inevitably pushed practices (not necessarily individual general practitioners) into measuring the markers with money attached. …

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