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BMJ. 2007 June 9; 334(7605): 1179.
PMCID: PMC1889973
Presumed Consent

Add carrying a card to QOF

Anne Holmes, general practitioner

Why not make possession of a donor card a QOF (quality and outcomes framework) target?1

A question about possession of a donor card is fairly simple but if the practice was required to discuss donation, and obtain informed consent, this would require more resources.

The information could be available on the NHS spine, although I share concerns about awareness of contraindications to donation.


Competing interests: None declared.


1. English V. Is presumed consent the answer to organ shortages? Yes. BMJ 2007;334:1088 (26 May.) [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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