Munro, A. (HERU)
At the level of the Scottish NHS, better methods are needed to measure and monitor trends in expenditure, inputs, outputs, and productivity in the NHS in Scotland. The record growth in expenditure on the NHS in Scotland over the last few years has prompted greater interest in identifying the effects of this additional funding on output and productivity. It is difficult to identify these effects with current information systems in the NHS since they may not be measuring the relevant dimensions. The research sought to draw on the results of projects currently underway at the University of York and the Office for National Statistics (the Atkinson Review) and considered how the methods of measuring output and productivity in the NHS could be developed further
Munro, A. and Tosi, C. Comparison of NHS performance in Scotland and England. HESG.Newcastle. June 2005.