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MPs call for English hospitals to publish productivity rates

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1705
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. 1London

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee wants all hospitals in England to publish their year on year clinical productivity rates as part of the drive to find £20bn (€23bn; $32bn) of efficiency savings in the NHS by 2014-15.

It is also calling for the Payments by Results scheme, by which hospitals are paid per procedure, to cover all their activities and for better use of pay contracts to boost staff performance.

Its latest report is a response to a report by the National Audit Office last year showing that hospital productivity fell by 1.6% a year between 2000-1 and 2010-11 despite a record increase in annual NHS …

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