Saturday, 9 June 2012

Are we looking in the right place?

I read a report from Australia that hospital productivity has increased over the last 5 years- in terms of the numbers of in- and out-patients treated per unit of resource.


Except, of course, what really matters is the health of the nation ... and this can be declining steadily while hospital productivity goes up.

This is where policy-makers earn their keep ... by keeping their eye on the 'big picture'.

This is not to suggest that improved hospital productivity is not a good thing.  Just that it is part of the overall solution and should be treated as such.

No comments: