Impact of star performance ratings in English acute hospital trusts.

@article{Mannion2005ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of star performance ratings in English acute hospital trusts.},
  author={Russell Mannion and Huw T. O. Davies and Martin N Marshall},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore some of the impacts of star performance ratings in acute hospital trusts in England. METHODS A multiple case study design was used which incorporated purposeful sampling of 'low' and 'high' performing trusts using the star rating system. In each case study site, data collection comprised semi-structured interviews and documentary analysis. Between eight and 12 senior managers and senior clinicians were interviewed in each organisation. RESULTS There was a general view… CONTINUE READING