Healthcare gains made in past decade are reversing, says report

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6144
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Improvements made in the quality of healthcare over the past 10 years are starting to go into reverse, warns a report published jointly by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation that analysed over 200 quality indicators.1

Last year the report—produced as part of the QualityWatch programme—said that gains in quality made through the 2000s were being maintained on the whole. But this year’s report, Cause for Concern, found that, although the overall quality of care remained better than a decade ago, clear signs of recent decline in quality had appeared in several …

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