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

  • Type: Service Evaluation
  • Topic areas: Other/indirect impacts of COVID on health/healthcare

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.