Audit Scotland calls for more evidence of effective care for long term illness

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 16 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:320
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Decisions on managing long term medical conditions in Scotland are being made on limited evidence of what works for patients, says a report from the public service watchdog, Audit Scotland.

    The report calls for better information to be provided urgently on the cost, quality, and scope of such services to ensure the best use of resources and the most appropriate service provision in the future.

    The report says that managing long term conditions is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare systems worldwide. In the United Kingdom these conditions account …

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