Performance indicators for primary care groups; an evidence-based approach

McColl, Alastair, Roderick, Paul, Gabbay, John, Smith, Helen and Moore, Michael (1998) Performance indicators for primary care groups; an evidence-based approach. British Medical Journal, 317 (7169). pp. 1354-1360. ISSN 0959-8138

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Abstract

The NHS Executive and Department of Health have proposed a wide range of performance indicators many of which are applicable to future primary care groups

Some of these indicators reflect access and efficiency, but few of the effectiveness indicators are based on primary care interventions for which there is evidence that increased uptake results in improved health outcomes

We present a method to identify important primary care interventions of proved efficacy and suggest performance indicators that could monitor their use

Our evidence based approach may be a complementary way of identifying areas for performance indicators to those proposed by the NHS Executive and Department of Health

Our suggested indicators are more likely to help turn evidence into everyday practice and to have an impact on the population's health

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Jane Harle
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 10:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1984
Google Scholar:150 Citations

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