NHS trusts are urged to embrace comparative performance data

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3478
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1Liverpool

    NHS organisations must improve the transparency and quality of their data and fully embrace the democracy of the web if they are to boost efficiency and improve clinical outcomes in line with government thinking, NHS leaders were told last week.

    Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, told delegates to the annual conference in Liverpool last week of the NHS Confederation, which represents most NHS organisations, that the publication of comparative data on performance was a major lever for quality improvement. But while vital for local commissioners, it continued to be feared, he said.

    “We still have a long way to go …

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