General practice in an age of measurement.

@article{Roland2001GeneralPI,
  title={General practice in an age of measurement.},
  author={M. Nardone Roland and Martin S. Marshall},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 469},
  pages={
          611-2
        }
}
ENERAL practice cannot escape the current drive by governments across the world to measure the quality of public services. Throughout the public sector in the United Kingdom, the government has introduced performance indicators and targets. The public may not be clamouring for league tables, but they do expect public services to be accountable and to demonstrate that they are achieving acceptable standards. This poses great problems for a discipline such as general practice. Much of what… CONTINUE READING

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