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Principal Investigator: Nigel Rice
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0038
Status: Completed

International Comparison of Responsiveness using Anchoring Vignettes

International rankings of public service performance are common today, but they can be beguiling when differences between the countries ranked are less than the likely measurement error and when… read more

Principal Investigator: Trudie Roberts (University of Leeds)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0084
Status: Completed

Learning Responsibility? Exploring Doctors’ Transitions to New Levels of Medical Responsibility

Performance in medicine, as for professionals in other fields, can be shaped by the way career shifts play out and how the individual adapts to a new social context… read more

Principal Investigator: Professor Paul Fenn
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0027
Status: Completed

Liability, Risk Pooling and Health Care Quality

NHS Trust hospitals must pay compensation to patients who suffer at the hands of negligent medical staff. But is this requirement to pay compensation when things go wrong making… read more

Principal Investigator: Mark Exworthy
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0100
Status: Completed

Managing Medical Performance: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact of Surgical Performance Upon Clinicians and Managers

Does transparent reporting of performance data improve the performance of public service professionals? Public reporting of hospital death rates has been adopted in several states and countries in recent… read more

Principal Investigator: Mary O'Mahony
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 44
Status: Completed

Metrics, Targets and Performance

The aim of performance measurement and target setting by government is to improve the quality, performance and accountability of public services such as health and education. But do targets… read more

Principal Investigator: Iain McLean
ESRC REF: RES-201-25-0001
Status: Completed

Options for Britain II

What are the major strategic choices to be faced in the provision of public services in Britain over the next decade, and how can the research of the Public… read more

Principal Investigator: Tim Blackman
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0079
Status: Completed

Performance Assessment and Wicked Issues: the Case of Health Inequalities

Yes, people across Britain are living longer, but, no, the gap between life expectancies of rich and poor has not closed by one iota. In fact, it may even… read more

Principal Investigator: Stephen Harrison
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0051
Status: Completed

Performance Indicators in Health Care: A Comparative Anglo-Dutch Study

Quantitative performance indicators (PIs) are often said to be a general feature of modern public management today, yet they have developed rather differently even in neighbouring wealthy democracies. In… read more

Principal Investigator: John Curtice
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0043
Status: Completed

Public Attitudes and Public Service Responsiveness

Would you like more choice over where to send your children to school? Do you want hospitals to compete to provide your health care? Those who advocate market-oriented approaches… read more

Principal Investigator: Steven Van de Walle (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
ESRC REF: RES-153-27-0004
Status: Completed

Public Attitudes towards Services of General Interest in Comparative Perspective

Who counts what as ‘public services’? The term is often used as if it had some single canonical meaning. But in fact there are many different possible ways of… read more

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