Exception reporting falls to all-time low

Exception reporting rates for England have fallen to the lowest rate since the new contract was introduced.

Reporting rates have in general fallen since the new GMS contract was introduced.

New data released by the NHS Information Centre show that the overall exception reporting rate for 2008/09 was 4.87%. This represents a fall of 0.39 percentage points from the 2007/8 rate (5.26%).

Exception reporting rates continue to vary across indicators from 0% to 59.52%. In addition, the rate for outcome measures was higher in 2008/9 than for process measures (6.88% compared with 1.70%).

Reporting rates have in general fallen since the new GMS contract was introduced. In 2005/6 the exception reporting rate was 5.55% and in 2006/7 it was 5.83%. Exception reporting was not possible for 2004/05 QOF data.



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