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Martin Powell, Linda Bauld, and Karen Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346704

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.001.0001

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The challenges of measuring government output in the healthcare sector

The challenges of measuring government output in the healthcare sector

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(p.183) Ten The challenges of measuring government output in the healthcare sector
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Social Policy Review 17
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Castelli Adriana

Dawson Diane

Gravelle Hugh

Street Andrew

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0011

This chapter identifies some of the issues and problems that are associated with the attempts to measure the outputs of the National Health Service (NHS). This has become an increasingly pressing political priority due to the wish to demonstrate the benefits that result from substantial additional expenditure in areas such as health and education. Attention is also drawn towards some of the problems involved in attempting to quantify multi-dimensional concepts such as quality of care.

Keywords:   National Health Service, outputs of NHS, political priority, additional expenditure, multi-dimensional concepts, quality of care, measurement of outputs, healthcare

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