The association between quality of primary care, deprivation and cardiovascular outcomes: a cross-sectional study using data from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework.


Kiran, T; Hutchings, A; Dhalla, IA; Furlong, C; Jacobson, B; (2010) The association between quality of primary care, deprivation and cardiovascular outcomes: a cross-sectional study using data from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 64 (10). pp. 927-34. ISSN 0143-005X DOI: 10.1136/jech.2009.098806

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Abstract

The Quality and Outcomes Framework, a financial incentive scheme for general practitioners in the UK, seems to have improved the quality of primary care and reduced inequalities in primary care delivery. It remains unclear, however, whether higher-quality primary care improves health outcomes or reduces health inequalities.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
PubMed ID: 20820055
Web of Science ID: 281605100015
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1900

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