Dawn Louise Wilkinson

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BACKGROUND Comparative data are an important resource for management of integrated care. In 2001, the English Department of Health created 34 cancer networks, broadly serving populations of half to three million people, to coordinate cancer services across providers. We have investigated how national and regional routine data are used by the cancer network(More)
As part of a wider strategy to reduce health inequalities, England's National Health Service has introduced health trainers (HTs) to facilitate healthier behaviour among disadvantaged groups. This study reports baseline data from the first English HT service: assessing whether the HTs reached socially disadvantaged clients engaging in unhealthy behaviours(More)
Health service managers have been criticized for placing more emphasis on the collection of data than on their use for the improvement of care. The present study examined how routine aggregate data on cancer services are perceived by management teams and how such data are used to inform strategic decision-making and planning. Semi-structured interviews were(More)
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