Letters

Many trusts find labour productivity index useful

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.374 (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:374
  1. Chris Brown, Head of strategic informationa
  1. a NHS Executive, Department of Health, Leeds LS2 7UE

    Editor–John Appleby concludes that “there is a clear need for robust and meaningful comparative performance indicators to help promote efficiency” but only after damning existing summary indicators such as the labour productivity index and the efficiency index.1 Unfortunately, much of his criticism of the labour productivity index is founded on misunderstandings. The main index is:

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