A national programme of guideline based performance measures: the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework 2009–2011

T. Stokes, D. Sutcliffe, H. Lester & J. Hutton
Background: The need to link clinical guidelines to incentives for performance is increasingly being recognised at international level. The UK has two high quality national guideline programmes: NICE and SIGN and since 2004 has had a major pay-for-performance scheme for securing higher quality primary[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]