The coalition government's new NHS outcomes framework aims to refocus the NHS on improving outcomes for patients, avoiding the ‘bureaucracy’ and ‘clinical distortions’ of previous target-based approaches. The authors argue that its implementation will need a wider focus than on outcomes alone if the underlying goals of the NHS reforms—improving healthcare quality and outcomes in England—are to be achieved.
- Medical education
- audit and feedback
- patient satisfaction
- general practice
- health policy
- medical error
- mortality (standardized mortality ratios)
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