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The Quality and Outcomes Framework - 2006-07 Exception Report

Publication date: 09:30 October 30, 2007


A key feature of the Quality and Outcomes Framework is the encouragement of appropriate and high quality clinical care for patients with chronic diseases. The availability of high level information on exception reporting enables an analysis of the indicators most likely to be subject to exception reporting.

It enables a description of the variations in exception reporting rates that are found between specific indicators, and between NHS organisational areas. Exception reporting information was available for the second time in 2006/07, enabling comparison with the previous year for the first time.

The Quality and Outcomes Framework was revised in 2006/07, and introduced additional clinical areas.

Key Facts

  • the overall effective exception rate for England was 5.83 per cent
  • there is variation between indicators. In general, the lowest exception rates relate to indicators that measure a process, and the highest exception rates relate to indicators that measure outcomes
  • at practice level 460 practices (5.5 per cent) had overall exception rates higher than 10 per cent).

    • Coverage

      Date Range: 30 October 2007 to 30 October 2007
      Geographical coverage: England
      Geographical granularity: Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations

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