Table 5

Achievement of the Quality and Outcomes Framework quality indicators in the study and in nationally reported contract data.

QMAS data 2004–2005aStudy data 2005
Quality indicatorAll 8577 practices in England (%)18 practices in study (%)18 practices in study (%)
Percentage of patients whose notes record smoking status at least once94.294.899
Percentage of patients with hypertension who smoke, whose notes contain a record that smoking cessation advice or referral to a specialist service, if available, has been offered at least once93.893.496
Percentage of patients with hypertension in whom there is a record of the blood pressure in the last 9 months90.191.595
Percentage of patients with hypertension in whom the last blood pressure (measured in the last 9 months) is ≤150/90 mmHg71.374.180
Percentage of patients aged ≤8 years diagnosed as having asthma from 1 April 2003 where the diagnosis has been confirmed by spirometry or peak flow measurement90.191.595
Percentage of patients with asthma who have had an asthma review in the last 15 months71.374.180
Mean of all 6 quality indicators85.186.691
  • a QMAS = Quality Management Analysis System 2004–2005, reporting Quality and Outcomes Framework data for contract payments.18