The information below, prepared by Insightsol provides a useful illustration for GPs on how improving prevalence can make a big difference to QOF earnings even if they don’t manage to hit the target for maximum points.
The illustration shows that there is a potential doubling of QOF income in the example, and the higher-prevalence practice missed several QOF points to boot.
|PRACTICE 1 – 10,000 patients
Low prevalence, high point achievement
|PRACTICE 2 – 10,000 patients
High prevalence, less point achievement
|Average £ per point = £227.02||Average £ per point = £227.02|
|Dementia National Prevalence = 0.5%||Dementia National Prevalence = 0.5%|
|Practice Prevalence = 0.3%||Practice Prevalence = 0.7%|
|Dementia point value drops to £136.21||Dementia point value increases to £317.83|
|Dementia points achieved = 26 (maximum)||Dementia points achieved = 20|
|Total income for dementia = £3,541.46||Total income for dementia = £6,356.60|
|Number of patients added to the register||Income increase|