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Letters Four hour target in emergency departments

Goodhart’s law: when waiting times became a target, they stopped being a good measure

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5425 (Published 27 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5425

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Usage statistics: November 2017 to January 2022

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Nov 20175887121
Dec 201734711849
Jan 2018130269
Feb 201814689
Mar 2018125439
Apr 2018177335
May 2018175274
Jun 20188364
Jul 20188452
Aug 20186984
Sep 201879164
Oct 201810995
Nov 2018150296
Dec 201810691
Jan 2019350264
Feb 201910190
Mar 201963102
Apr 201971152
May 20196162
Jun 20196974
Jul 20194681
Aug 20194333
Sep 20195952
Oct 20195570
Nov 20195522
Dec 20196343
Jan 20205683
Feb 202064202
Mar 202029111
Apr 20203642
May 202093112
Jun 20204541
Jul 20208561
Aug 20206532
Sep 20206452
Oct 20206681
Nov 20208583
Dec 20203452
Jan 20214358
Feb 202192124
Mar 20214024
Apr 202157299
May 20215884
Jun 20213900
Jul 20211084161
Aug 20212421
Sep 20213563
Oct 20212071
Nov 202141125
Dec 20214111
Jan 20223470
Total5734710220