TITLE

Bench marking and performance management in neonatal care: easier said than done!

AUTHOR(S)
Field, D.; Manktelow, B.; Draper, E. S.
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Nov2002, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It seems now to be a "given" that all medical practitioners should be able to demonstrate the quality of what they do i.e. performance management. Similarly there is an expectation among the public that the medical services available to them should be able to produce evidence of the fact that they are as good as those elsewhere. Neonatal care as a specialty has had a long tradition of trying to "monitor performance" both through the use of routine statistics and with more detailed data from ad hoc local and regional surveys. Despite this experience, satisfactory national data to underpin performance management and benchmarking remain some way off.
ACCESSION #
10082758

 

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