Self reported receipt of care consistent with 32 quality indicators: national population survey of adults aged 50 or more in England.

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      Objective: To assess the receipt of effective healthcare interventions in England by adults aged 50 or more with serious health conditions. Design: National structured surveyquestionnaírewith face to face interviews covering medical panel endorsed quality of care indicators for both publicly and privately provided care. Setting: Private households across England. Participants 8688 participants in the study of ageing, of whom 4417 reported diagnoses of one or more of 13 conditions. Main outcome measures Percentage of indicated interventions received by eligible participants for 32 clinical indicators and seven questions on patient centred care, and aggregate scores. Results: Participants were Eligible for 19 082 items of indicated care. Receipt of indicated care varied substantially by condition. The percentage of indicated care received by eligible participants was highest for ischaemic heart disease (83%, 95% confidence interval 80% to 86%), followed by hearing problems (79%, 77% to 76%), pain management (78%, 73% to 83%), diabetes (74%, 72% to 76%), smoking cessation (74%, 71% to 76%), hypertension (72%, 69% to 76%) , stroke (65%, 54% to 63%), depression (64%, 57% to 70%), patient centred care (58%, 47% to 54%), poor vision (58%, 54% to 63%), osteoporosis (53%, 49% to 54%), urinary incontinence (51%, 47% to 54%), falls management (44%, 37% to 51%), osteoarchritis (29%, 26% to 32%), and overall (62%, 62% to 63%). Substantially more indicated care was received for general medical (74%, 73% to 76%) than for conditions included in the general practice pay for performance contract (75%, 73% to 76%)than excluded from it (58%, 56% to 59%). Conclusion: Shortfalls in receipt of basic recommended care by adult aged 50 or more with common health conditions in England were most noticeable in areas associated with disability and frailty, but few areas were exempt. Effort to improve care have substantial scope to achieve better health outcomes and particularty need to include chronic conditions that affect quality of life of older people [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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