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Overall Quality of Outcomes Framework scores lower in practices in deprived areas

Overall Quality of Outcomes Framework scores lower in practices in deprived areas
Overall Quality of Outcomes Framework scores lower in practices in deprived areas
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.
healthcare, population characteristics, primary health care, quality indicators, residence characteristics, rural health services
0960-1643
277-279
Wright, Jim
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Martin, David
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Cockings, Samantha
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Polack, Clare
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Wright, Jim
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Martin, David
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Cockings, Samantha
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Polack, Clare
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Wright, Jim, Martin, David, Cockings, Samantha and Polack, Clare (2006) Overall Quality of Outcomes Framework scores lower in practices in deprived areas. British Journal of General Practice, 56 (525), 277-279. (PMID:1832235)

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 1 April 2006
Keywords: healthcare, population characteristics, primary health care, quality indicators, residence characteristics, rural health services
Organisations: Medical Education, PHEW – P (Population Health), Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 55760
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55760
ISSN: 0960-1643
PURE UUID: 1f80a3f0-2f8d-4107-8447-21efe734f247
ORCID for Jim Wright: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8842-2181
ORCID for David Martin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0397-0769

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Date deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:53

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