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Painting by numbers: A guide for systematically developing indicators of performance at any level of health care


  • Perera, Roshan
  • Dowell, Anthony
  • Crampton, Peter


There is a need for methods to facilitate selection of robust indicators in health care settings. This research aims to determine the key steps in, and delineate a systematic process for, construction of health care performance indicators.

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  • Perera, Roshan & Dowell, Anthony & Crampton, Peter, 2012. "Painting by numbers: A guide for systematically developing indicators of performance at any level of health care," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 108(1), pages 49-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:108:y:2012:i:1:p:49-59
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.07.008

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    1. Perera, Roshan & Dowell, Tony & Crampton, Peter & Kearns, Robin, 2007. "Panning for gold: An evidence-based tool for assessment of performance indicators in primary health care," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 80(2), pages 314-327, February.
    2. David Buck & Christine Godfrey & Antony Morgan, 1996. "Performance indicators and health promition targets," Working Papers 150chedp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
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