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The number of people recorded on the practice dementia disease register is available in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, from 2006/07, when dementia indicators were introduced into the framework. The diagnosis rate is not available but the numbers of people on the dementia register are available. This is a measure of prevalence rather than incidence.
Number of patients on the QOF Dementia Register in Cumbria as at 31 March
Number of GP practices
Number of patients on the Dementia Register
NHS Cumbria CCG
Cumbria Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre
1. Data is received at practice level, however the practice data cannot be used to estimate prevalence for small areas as practices serve registered patients, not defined geographical areas. The QOF data has been provided down to CCG/PCT level.
2. The figures provided are a snapshot ‘as at 31 March each year’ and are for people of all ages, as a breakdown by age group and gender is not available.
3. The objective of the QOF is to improve the quality of care that patients are given by rewarding practices for the quality of care they provide to their patients. QOF is therefore an incentive payment scheme. Participation by practices is entirely voluntary, though participation rates are over 95%.
4. As QOF registers are constructed to underpin indicators on quality of care, they do not necessarily equate to prevalence as may be defined by epidemiologists. For example, prevalence figures based on QOF registers may differ from prevalence from other sources because of coding and definitional issues.
5. The number of patients on clinical registers can be used to calculate disease prevalence, expressing the number of patients on each register as a percentage of the number of patients on practices’ lists. Therefore, ‘raw prevalence’ for a clinical area is defined as:
Raw Prevalence = (number on clinical register / number on practice list) *100