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Quality and Productivity Indicators

  • Accident & Emergency Indicators - go to this
  • Referral Indicators - go to this
  • Emergency Admissions Indicators - go to this

    Accident and Emergency attendances Indicators

    QP12 - 7 points
    The practice meets internally to review the data on accident and emergency attendances provided by the PCO no later than 31 July 2012. The review will include consideration of whether access to clinicians in the practice is appropriate, in light of the patterns on accident and emergency attendance.

    QP13 - 9 points
    The practice participates in an external peer review with a group of practices to compare its data on accident and emergency attendances, either with practices in the group of practices or practices in the PCO area and agrees an improvement plan firstly with the group and then with the PCO no later than 30 September 2012. The review should include, if appropriate, proposals for improvement to access arrangements in the practice in order to reduce avoidable accident and emergency attendances and may also include proposals for commissioning or service design improvements to the PCO.

    QP14 - 15 points
    The practice implements the improvement plan that aims to reduce avoidable accident and emergency attendances and produces a report of the action taken to the PCO no later than 31 March 2013.

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    Referral Indicators

    QP06 - 5 points
    The practice meets internally to review the data on secondary care outpatient referrals provided by the PCO.

    QP07 - 5 points
    The practice participates in an external peer review with a group of practices to compare its secondary care outpatient referral data either with practices in the group of practices or with practices in the PCO area and proposes areas for commissioning or service design improvements to the PCO.

    QP08 - 11 points
    The practice engages with the development of and follows 3 agreed care pathways for improving the management of patients in the primary care setting (unless in individual cases they justify clinical reasons for not doing this) to avoid inappropriate outpatient referrals and produces a report of the action taken to the PCO no later than 31 March 2013.

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    Emergency Admissions Indicators

    QP09 - 5 points
    The practice meets internally to review the data on emergency admissions provided by the PCO.

    QP10 - 15 points
    The practice participates in an external peer review with a group of practices to compare its data on emergency admissions either with practices in the group of practices or practices in the PCO area and proposes areas for commissioning or service design improvements to the PCO.

    QP11 - 27.5 points
    The practice engages with the development of and follows 3 agreed care pathways (unless in individual cases they justify clinical reasons for not doing this) in the management and treatment of patients in aiming to avoid emergency admissions and produces a report of the action taken to the PCO no later than 31 March 2013.

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    Prepared By Jean Keenan