The era of NHS “flying blind” is coming to an end, says commissionBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39521.644907.DB (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:635
- Zosia Kmietowicz
In the next five years patients, doctors, and health service commissioners ought to be able to compare how effective various NHS interventions are in improving health, says a report from the Office of Health Economics.
Collecting data on outcomes to measure the effect of treatment on patients’ health should become a routine part of NHS work across a large part of the health service by 2013, says the report from the office’s Commission on NHS Outcomes, Performance and Productivity.
The commission, which was established in autumn 2006 to look at the feasibility of collecting data on outcomes of treatment in the NHS, says that at the moment health service productivity is measured in terms of the numbers of patients …