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Better access to general practice is linked to improved quality of care, finds analysis

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7502 (Published 07 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7502
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

General practices could improve the quality of their care by taking heed of patient satisfaction surveys and clinical effectiveness outcomes together and comparing themselves with the best performers, a health services think tank has said.

An analysis by the King’s Fund looked at the association between the clinical quality of services provided in general practice and the experience of patients using those services by analysing data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and surveys of patients for 2010-11 in all 8042 …

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