SelectionBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7118.0l (Published 15 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:l
- ALEX PATON
After 50 years of the NHS, judgments of its success or failure are still based on expectations rather than accurate measurement of outcomes. Martin Powell's interesting plea for Evaluating the National Health Service (Open University Press, £13.99, ISBN 0 335 19530 X) argues for evidence based data and suggests that such an approach is capable of producing a consensus on the best buy. …
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