Table 4

Differences between least and most deprived quintiles: proportion of patients achieving 2005–2006 clinical QOF indicators.

QOF indicatorLeast deprived quintile, %Most deprived quintile, %Difference, % (95% CI)
Epilepsy 4: seizure free for ≥12 months77.365.112.2 (11.1 to 13.3)
Mental health 5: on lithium and serum level in therapeutic range90.178.012.0 (10.3 to 13.8)
Mental health 3: on lithium and serum level checked94.084.49.6 (7.9 to 11.2)
Mental health 4: on lithium and creatinine level and thyroid function checked94.385.48.9 (7.3 to 10.5)
CHD 2: % new angina diagnosis confirmed by exercise test92.785.27.5 (6.3 to 8.8)
LVD 2: % left ventricular disease patients with diagnosis confirmed by ECHO test92.985.67.3 (5.7 to 8.9)
COPD 2: % new cases with diagnosis confirmed by spirometry91.384.56.8 (5.6 to 8.0)
COPD 6: FEV1.0 in all patients diagnosed with COPD86.780.76.0 (4.8 to 7.1)
Stroke 2: % new cases referred for confirmation of diagnosis by CT/MRI scan88.482.55.9 (4.1 to 7.0)
COPD 3: % all cases who have had spirometry testing92.286.65.6 (4.6 to 6.6)
Cervical screening 1: % women aged 25–65 years who have had a smear in the last 5 years85.079.55.5 (4.5 to 7.3)
  • CHD = coronary heart disease. COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CT/MRI = computerised axial/tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. ECHO = echocardiogram. FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second. LVD = left ventricular disease. QOF = Quality and Outcomes Framework.