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Guidance on batch coding of frailty diagnoses for GMS contract

 

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Guidance on batch coding of frailty diagnoses for GMS contract

NHS England is aware that some GP practices have batch-coded a Read code diagnosis of frailty based solely on electronic frailty index score (eFI).

Automated diagnostic coding without clinical judgement may lead to inappropriate diagnosis of frailty with consequences for patient care including inappropriate clinical interventions and future care planning based on a wrong diagnosis. Therefore, NHS England, the General Practices Committee of the British Medical Association and NHS Employers advise that eFI should not be used for batch-coding.