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The challenges of measuring government output in the healthcare sector

Castelli Adriana, Dawson Diane, Gravelle Hugh and Street Andrew

in Social Policy Review 17

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346704
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303442 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0011
The challenges of measuring government output in the healthcare sector

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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

Chapter.  6875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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