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Watchdog calls on NHS to focus on outcomes and not administration

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 30 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4473
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    The NHS and local authorities in the United Kingdom should focus on the human side of health and social care, looking in particular at outcomes, when making financial decisions, a report from a public spending watchdog says.

    The Audit Commission has called on the NHS and local authorities to look at how their joint funding can improve people’s lives, rather than concentrate on the mechanics of joint financing …

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