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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

Incentives and Targets in Hospital Care: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Abstract Interest in linking performance and reward comes despite theoretical analyses which suggest that the public sector may be particularly susceptible to many of the pitfalls of formal incentives.… read more

DP0810 The Performance Metrics Boom and Parliamentary Scrutiny and Evidence

Abstract This paper deals with a series of questions which are posed in relation to performance metrics and the practices of parliamentarians as ‘end-users’ scrutinising and evaluating public policies.… read more

DP0807 Initial Estimates of the Impact of the New NHS Dental Contract on England and Wales

Abstract Introduction: UK NHS dental services face a number of well documented difficulties and there are concerns that a key reason is the level and structure of the ‘traditional’… read more

DP0803 – This paper is being revised.

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DP0706 Did ‘Targets and Terror’ Reduce Waiting Times in England for Hospital Care?

Abstract: Waiting times have been a central concern in the English NHS, where care is provided free at the point of delivery and is rationed by waiting time. Pro-market… read more

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