Computer shortage scuppers health statistics

Bown, William
October 1991
New Scientist;10/5/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1789, p10
Reports on charges by Great Britain's Social Science Forum that found statistics on hospital treatment published by Britain's Department of Health to be not good enough to monitor the effects of National Health Service reforms. Publication of any information on patients has been halted since the Hospital Episode System (HES) was introduced; Areas of failure; What the Forum calls for.


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