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Using health status to measure NHS performance: another step into the dark for the health reform in England

Valderas, José María, Fitzpatrick, R. and Roland, M. (2012) Using health status to measure NHS performance: another step into the dark for the health reform in England. BMC Quality and Safety, 21 (4). pp. 352-353. ISSN 2044-5415

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Abstract

The National Health Service in England is moving away from targets based on processes of care and focusing on patient outcomes. This vision is operationalised in the recently published NHS Outcomes Framework, which includes the generalised use of Patient Reported Outcomes (health status and quality of life) as measures of population health at the provider level. This is the first time that such a bold initiative is attempted in the UK and it is not without risks. In this article we elaborate on our experience on the use of Patient Reported Outcomes and identify challenges and likely implications of this approach and suggest less disruptive alternatives.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 14:42
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43013/

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