Data Quality

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Practice Focus is used to ensure data quality is of a high standard and disease registers are accurate across groups of practice and consortia. This is particularly important as data is shared electronically between practices, and resource allocations depend on prevalence of disease.

A typical example would be 'Patient on thyroxine but not on register of hypothyroid'

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Several practices have low prevalence compared to the national average


Individual practices are identifed with low prevelance compared to the PCT average


Practice 18 has a large number of patients not on the hypothyroid register 

Opportunities to increase income from prevalence improvements

Across a number of London PCTs QMS identified that recorded disease registers were up to 25% lower than in reality. This means that the resource allocation to the PCT/Consortia could be significantly increased using data provided by Practice Focus