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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

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

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

DP0704 Managing the Discharge and Post-acute Care of Hospital Inpatients: Notes from Camden and Islington, London

Abstract: This article examines the discharge and post-acute care of hospital inpatients. It arises out of research funded to investigate the implementation of the Community Care Act (2003) –… read more

DP0703 Can we tell if government policies are working? Interpreting government data on delayed discharges from hospitals

Abstract: Reducing the number of patients whose discharge from hospital is delayed has been the focus of recent government policy. The 2003 Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act was enacted… read more

DP0702 Survey on the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act (2003)

Abstract: This article describes a survey of Social Service Departments (SSDs) in England on the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act (2003) which was legislated to help… read more

DP0701 The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary Organisations: Survey evidence from a replication study

Abstract: The long history of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) as pioneers of public services has led to reification of the innovativeness of these organisations. Is this reification justified… read more