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Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations

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Abstract: 
The report looked at the key resource areas of clinical staff, pharmacy and medicines, diagnostics and imaging, procurement, back-office functions, and estates and facilities. It also looked at quality and efficiency through the lens of clinical specialties. Examples of the variation found include: - Deep wound infection rates for primary hip and knee replacements currently range from 0.5% to 4%. If all hospitals achieved 1% this would transform the lives of 6,000 patients and save the NHS £300m per year
Authors: 
An independent report for the Department of Health by Lord Carter of Coles
Category: 
Control
Management
Prevention