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Commission proposes end to star rating system for hospitals

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1303-a (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1303
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    New arrangements for checking on the performance of hospitals and doctors spell the end to the unpopular star ratings system for NHS trusts in England.

    The inspection body, the Healthcare Commission, this week published its new proposals for assessing both independent and public sector healthcare organisations and announced that 2005 will be the last year of star ratings.

    The proposals …

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