Overall QOF scores lower in practices in deprived areas

Wright, Jim, Martin, David, Cockings, Samantha and Polack, Clare (2006) Overall QOF scores lower in practices in deprived areas. British Journal of General Practice, 56, (525), 277-279. (PMID:1832235).


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There has been much debate as to whether quality points allocated through the new general medical services contract are more difficult to achieve for practices in deprived and rural areas. We used multiple regression to assess the relationships between deprivation, rurality and the number of overall quality points achieved by each practice. Multiple deprivation was significantly inversely related to quality points achieved. Practices in villages and towns gained 2% more quality points than urban areas and hamlets.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0960-1643 (print)
Keywords: healthcare, population characteristics, primary health care, quality indicators, residence characteristics, rural health services
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Medical Education
ePrint ID: 55760
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 April 2006Published
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55760

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