Patient exclusions from QOF submissions remained unchanged in 2010/11.
The overall exception rate in England has stayed at 5.4% during 2010/11 - the same figure as the year before - figures from the NHS Information Centre shows.
Exception rates between practices varied from 0.6% to 40.3%.
The variation at SHA level also remained stationary this year, with 0.9% the difference between the highest and lowest.
PCT exception rate variation narrowed slightly during 2010/11, closing by 0.1%.