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Sample Topic: Asthma

Asthma : Last revised in December 2013


QOF Indicators

Table 1. Indicators from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for asthma in the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract.

Quality indicator Points Threshold
AST001
The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with asthma, excluding patients with asthma who have been prescribed no asthma-related drugs in the preceding 12 months
4
AST002
The percentage of patients aged 8 or over with asthma (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2006), on the register, with measures of variability or reversibility recorded between 3 months before and anytime after diagnosis
15 45–80%
AST004
The percentage of patients with asthma aged 14 or over who have not attained the age of 20, on the register, in whom there is a record of smoking status in the preceding 12 months
6 45–80%
AST003
The percentage of patients with asthma, on the register, who have had an asthma review in the preceding 12 months that includes an assessment of asthma control using the 3 RCP questions
20 45–70%
SMOK002
The percentage of patients with any or any combination of the following conditions: CHD, PAD, stroke or TIA, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, CKD, asthma, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses whose notes record smoking status in the preceding 12 months
25 50–90%
SMOK005
The percentage of patients with any or any combination of the following conditions: CHD, PAD, stroke or TIA, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, CKD, asthma, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses who are recorded as current smokers who have a record of an offer of support and treatment within the preceding 12 months
25 56–96%
Data from: [BMA and NHS Employers, 2013]