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Britain's health league table attacked

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7234.533/a (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:533
  1. Judy Jones
  1. Malmesbury

    A league table that ranked Manchester's health services as the worst in Great Britain, and Oxfordshire's as the best, has been condemned as misleading by NHS management leaders. The comparative survey of the 120 health authorities or boards in England, Wales, and Scotland was compiled by the King's Fund, an independent health research charity, and Channel Four television.

    Researchers assessed the performance of health authorities by drawing on six indicators and the relative importance …

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