Quality at a glance: using aggregate measures to assess the quality of NHS hospitals – MHP Health Mandate – March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality |

Quality at a glance: using aggregate measures to assess the quality of NHS hospitals – MHP Health Mandate – March 2013

Extract from the introduction:

“Efforts to enable the public, patients, policymakers and regulators to make easy comparisons between health service providers are not new. Indeed the first attempts at regional ratings occurred over a decade ago. The Secretary of State for Health’s announcement in late 2012 that he wishes to develop a series of ‘OFSTED-style’ ratings for hospitals can therefore be seen as part of much longer trend of policy thinking.

Yet a method for achieving this which attracts widespread support and sustained confidence has proved to be elusive.”

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