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Continuity and Trust in Primary Care – paper by Mary Dixon-Woods and colleagues
Friday, September 17th, 2010

An article by Mary Dixon-Woods and colleagues has been published in Annals of Family Medicine, a major US medical journal. This article is based on Mary Dixon-Woods’ PSP Fellowship… read more

Are Public Sector CEOs Different? Leadership Wages and Performance in Schools

Abstract: This paper uses a unique data set to investigate the link between the pay and performance of school principals. It is frequently argued that public sector CEOs are… read more

Analysis of the Validity of the Vignette Approach to Correct for Heterogeneity in Reporting Health System Responsiveness

Abstract: Despite the growing popularity of the vignette methodology to deal with self-reported, categorical data, the formal evaluation of the validity of this methodology is still a topic of… read more

Vignettes and health systems responsiveness in cross-country comparative analyses

Abstract: This paper explores the use of anchoring vignettes as a means to adjust survey reports of health system performance for differential reporting behaviour using data contained within the… read more

Programme Policy Briefing paper “Managing by Numbers”
Monday, November 9th, 2009

A policy briefing paper “Managing by Numbers: the Way to Make Public Services Better?” by Christopher Hood, Ruth Dixon and Deborah Wilson has been published by the ESRC Public… read more

Exploring the Impact of Public Services on Quality of Life Indicators

Abstract The fundamental aim of public services is to improve the quality of life of citizens. The main objective of this study was to investigate the influence of public… read more

DP0902: Exploring the Impact of Public Services on Quality of Life Indicators

Abstract The fundamental aim of public services is to improve the quality of life of citizens. The main objective of this study was to investigate the influence of public… read more

DP0901: National Performance Measurement and Local Performance Management: a Survey of Local Authority Social Care in England

Abstract In a setting where performance measurement is used by external bodies to centrally monitor and regulate the operations of organisations, as in English public services, the use of… read more

DP0805 Managing Risk in a High Blame Environment: Making a ‘Flight Deck’ Simulation in Childcare

Abstract Within the everyday work of child welfare services, concern about potential culpability for preventable harm to children known to services is a pre-occupation for practitioners and managers. The… read more

DP0808 Litigation and the Quality of Local Government Service Delivery

Introduction This paper moves forward with the statistical analysis presented in an earlier publication on the relationship between judicial review and the quality of services delivered by local authorities… read more

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