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May 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:119

Are you shocked by this report?

David Monkman

Abstract

Since April 2006 a total of 655 points are available in the clinical domain; 55% are directly for cardiovascular disease (including atrial fibrillation), hypertension and diabetes. The anticipated inclusion of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the recently revised QOF failed to materialise; this is of particular concern given the wealth of evidence supporting its inclusion. General practitioners (GPs) on average have achieved high QOF scores in the clinical domains related to cardiovascular disease and it therefore may appear surprising that the direct provision of diagnostic and monitoring equipment within general practice is very variabl

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