The institute's QOF committee recommended four indicators for inclusion in the framework, but a further 13 were rejected.
Nine were deemed to represent appropriate topic areas, but to be unsuitable in their current form. They were:
- asthma review, including an assessment of asthma control, a recording of rhinitis and history of food allergy to nuts or fish.
- palliative care patients who have a record of preferred place to receive end-of-life care.
- alcohol use record for patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychosis
- BMI, BP, cholesterol, blood glucose for patients with schizophrenia (four separate indicators)
- smokers offered referral to the NHS Stop Smoking service or pharmacotherapy with brief support
A further three indicators were judged to represent topics unsuitable for inclusion in QOF. These were:
- oxygen saturation value and BMI record for patients with COPD (two indicators)
- weight management advice for newly registered obese patients
Full details of the NICE recommendations are available here.
- Was NICE right to reject these indicators?
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