The use of targets to improve the performance of health care providers: a discussion of government policy.

@article{Elkan1998TheUO,
  title={The use of targets to improve the performance of health care providers: a discussion of government policy.},
  author={Ruth Elkan and J. V. Robinson},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1998},
  volume={48 433},
  pages={
          1515-8
        }
}
The aim of this discussion paper is to examine the advantages and drawbacks of employing targets, or performance indicators, to improve the performance of those delivering health care services. The paper is based on an examination of two target-setting policies initiated by Government: the 1992 Health of the Nation strategy and the 1990 General Practitioners' Contract. It is argued that the introduction of both the General Practitioners' Contract and the Health of the Nation have indeed been… CONTINUE READING

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