Measuring NHS success : can patients' views on health outcomes help to manage performance? Public Deposited

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  • London : King's Fund
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  • 2005
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  • 12p.
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  • The primary task of the health service is to improve people's health. A fundamental goal within this is to improve patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). But, while measuring and monitoring many aspects of its performance, the NHS does not routinely measure the impact of its care on patients' HRQoL. This research was commissioned by the Dr Foster Ethics Committee, and reviews the potential benefits, costs and practical issues associated with the routine measurement and use of patient-assessed HRQoL to manage the performance of health care providers. [Introduction abbreviated]
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