Reducing variations in clinical practice

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Part of Quality in a Cold Climate

The most significant opportunities to improve productivity will come from reducing variation in clinical practice.

Evidence suggests that productivity improvements valued at £4.5 billion could be made in hospitals alone by bringing performance up to the levels achieved by the best.

We will publish new research and analysis aimed at building a clearer picture about clinical variation and the opportunities to reduce it.

In particular we will focus on:

  • understanding high-performing clinical microsystems
  • tackling variations in clinical care
  • using PROMs to deliver quality and productivity.