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NICE to look at developing multimorbidity QOF indicators

NICE is looking to develop QOF indicators on the management of patients with multiple long-term conditions, with potential indicators to be discussed when advisors meet next month.

The move comes after NICE chair Professor David Haslam told a Pulse Live conference the organisation was committed to developing clinical guidance on managing multimorbidity.

The introduction of indicators incorporating multiple conditions would signal a departure from the more traditional single-condition process measures included in QOF up to now, although NICE is currently considering a controversial multicomponent indicator in one condition - diabetes - that could be introduced next year.

Three other potential new topic areas will also be discussed at the two-day meeting – on ‘parity of esteem’ for mental and physical health, outcomes and integrated care.

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