The online home for the primary care professionals managing patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related diseases.

Validating heart failure registers in primary care: a way to better outcomes and higher QOF payments

Publication date: Monday, 17 December 2012
Contributor(s): Christopher Nicholson, Lauren Butler

We hypothesised that practice heart failure registers may not be complete or robust due to patients not always being allocated the correct READ codes. We set up a project which improved practice heart failure registers. Ensuring practices have robust registers, by improving clinical coding in general practice, means more accurate prevalence levels can inform planning and commissioning of heart failure services.

Category: Editorial
Edition: 2012
Contributor(s): Christopher Nicholson, Lauren Butler

Article search and filter