Suggest one reason why it is difficult to measure performance in the health care service?
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- Thread Starter
- 22-01-2015 21:32
- 22-01-2015 23:46
Errm I'm no expert so forgive me if this reply is... well totally pointless by any chance.
It's a really broad question to ask as as such will most likely have really broad and vague answers.
First off, how do you measure how well the care service is? Is it by looking at waiting times? But then doctors could waive patients in and refer them to someone else, or prescribe them with medications. Is that how you would measure how effective the service is? Is it how many people go through surgery or are treated? These don't really reflect how effective each procedure is. How about how much money it costs to run? Obviously the cheaper it is the more you can invest elsewhere but many users need to use the service at once and don't even get me started with care for long term users such as metal health patients and the disabled and so on. Usually the news only highlight one aspect of the service, sometimes out of context, and it really doesn't answer the question. What about staffing of hospitals or major surgeries, opening hours, how much resources are available to the user base?
Point is, there are loads of things you can collect data about, but it's not very useful when it comes to seeing how effective the service is. Care is an on-going thing that you should ideally be able to receive whenever you need and for as long as you need. But it also needs to be able to solve your problem as soon as possible. These three things rely on a long list of things to look at to see if it's doing the right thing.
I hope this was of some help. I don't even know in what context I should have answered this lol.
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2015 00:35
Omg you're a life saver. This has helped me loads. Thanks buddy.