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CQC could use care.data information for intelligent monitoring

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Weather it is useful or not - is a secondary issue. The primary issue is that the CQC could not get the information accurately for the very simplest bits of publicly available information for the first round of intelligent monitoring. How can it be expected to analyse swathes of more complex information and make an appropriate assessment of a GP practice. For example - those patients most engaged in their health care are most likely to opt out of care.data. A practice taking a more proactive approach to consenting individuals (which surely is good care) will have more of the engaged patients excluded from the data - thus making the practice look worse. I would imagine it is much harder for the GP surgery to check the accuracy of care.data information.

Posted date

07 Mar 2015

Posted time

12:38pm

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