Journal article

The Public Health Impact score: a new measure of public health effectiveness for general practices in England

Mark Ashworth, Peter Schofield, Tim Doran, Richard Cookson, Matthew Sutton, Paul T Seed, Amanda Howe, Robert Fleetcroft

BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE | ROYAL COLL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health policy in the UK is increasingly focused on the measurement of outcomes rather than structures and processes of health care. AIM: To develop a measure of the effectiveness of primary care in terms of population health outcomes. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional study of general practices in England. METHOD: Twenty clinical quality of care indicators for which there was evidence of mortality reduction were identified from the national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) pay-for-performance scheme. The number of lives saved by 8136 English practices (97.97% of all practices) in 2009/2010 was estimated, based on their performance on these measures, and a public health im..

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Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. Tim Doran was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR-CDF-2011-04-016). The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.