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NHS evidence: seriously flawed?

Gibbons, Stephen (2011) NHS evidence: seriously flawed? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (21 Oct 2011). Website.

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Posted by Steve Gibbons, SERC and LSE You know your research has hit a nerve when it gets described as 'seriously flawed'. The last time this happened to me was when the Church of England complained about my finding that the apparent performance gap between faith and secular primary schools is due simply to the fact that they enrol higher-ability children. This time, it's some medical/public health researchers and campaigners complaining about my research on the effects of the 2006 policy to expand choice and improve competition between NHS providers in England (Cooper, Gibbons, Jones and McGuire 2011, an earlier version of which was published by SERC here). A letter appeared in the Lancet last week, and there have been previous rounds of lambasting in the media.

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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 23:24

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