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Project #132:
Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on QOF registered patients and health groups that experience inequalities

Analysis to assess the statistical variation in patient demographics receiving care incentivised via the QOF and how this has changed or been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery of Primary Care Services.

It is widely believed, although not previously analysed in detail, that there will be a difference in the demographic of patients who receive and those who do not receive care via QOF incentivised activities. We would be seeking to analyse the effect of COVID-19 on these differences by directly comparing data before the pandemic with data during the pandemic (including post-pandemic recovery).

The expectation is that the results of this are disseminated within NHSE as a policy development paper. With wider code and results published as per OpenSAFELY’s standard procedure.