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Table 1 QOF targets and maximum points achievable (2004), with format adapted to domains of the Alphabet Strategy

From: Quality of diabetes care worldwide and feasibility of implementation of the Alphabet Strategy: GAIA project (Global Alphabet Strategy Implementation Audit)

Quality Indicator Maximum points†
General 1 General background data: register of all diabetes mellitus patients 6
Advice 2 % whose notes record diabetes mellitus 3
3 % with record of smoking status 3
4 % who smoke and a record that smoking cessation advice has been offered 3
18 % who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 Sep to 31 Mar 5
Blood pressure 11 % with a record of blood pressure 3
12 % whose last blood pressure is 145/85 or less 17
Cholesterol & creatinine 16 % who have a record of total cholesterol 3
17 % whose last total cholesterol is 5 or less 6
13 % with a record of microalbuminuria testing 3
14 % with a record of serum creatinine testing 3
Diabetes control 5 % who have a record of HbA1c 3
6 % with HbA1c of 7.4 or less 16
7 % with HbA1c of 10 or less 11
Eyes 8 % who have a record of retinal screening 5
Feet 9 % with a record of presence or absence of peripheral pulses 3
10 % with a record of neuropathy testing 3
Guardian drugs 15 % with proteinuria or microalbuminuria who are treated with ACE inhibitor (or ARB) 3
Total points 99
  1. The numbers in this column denotes the quality indicator in the original QOF Quality Indicator list.
  2. †Points are given from a specific lower threshold towards a higher threshold.