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The traditional separation of the producers of research evidence in academia from the users of that evidence in healthcare organisations has not succeeded in closing the gap between what is known… (More)
OBJECTIVE Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are being used to inform national quality indicators for health care providers in England. Our objective was to explore patients' views of… (More)
BACKGROUND Differences in the use of hip and knee replacement by sex, age, ethnicity or socioeconomic status may lead to differences in disease severity between those who have surgery. METHODS… (More)
BackgroundPatient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly being used to compare the performance of health care providers. Our objectives were to determine the relative frequency of use of… (More)
OBJECTIVES Comparison of providers' outcomes is intended to encourage patient choice and stimulate clinicians to improve the quality of their services. Given that success will depend on how patients… (More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Comparisons of the performance of health care providers are increasingly being used. Despite one key audience being clinicians, there has been little research on the… (More)