1. Principles

by Department of Health on 04 August 2010 | 2 comments

What are the principles that should underpin the NHS Outcomes Framework?

The proposed principles that will guide the development of the NHS Outcomes Framework are:

  • Accountability and transparency
  • Balanced
  • Focused on what matters to patients and healthcare professionals
  • Promoting excellence and equality
  • Focused on outcomes that the NHS can influence but working in partnership with other public services where required
  • Internationally comparable
  • Evolving over time

Further information can be found in the consultation document on page 10, paragraph 2.6.

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  1. Measures need to be practically and reproducibly measurable in a way that is not too time-consuming.

  2. Outcomes can be influenced by many other factores apart from the healthcare team specifically the patient themselves. It is important that this is taken into account

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