Exemptions should be encouraged in frail elderly peopleBMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1948 (Published 29 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1948
- Martin Wilson, consultant physician
- 1NHS Highland, UK
The increased rate of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) exemptions in care homes is to be expected and possibly encouraged.1 Care homes contain a higher proportion of adults for whom attention to chronic disease targets should take a lower priority. In physiologically frail adults, the risk from the adverse effects of …
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