Don’t expect too much

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

Citation

(2011), "Don’t expect too much", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2011.07960haa.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Don’t expect too much

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 60, Issue 8

Giving hospitals greater autonomy may not lead to enhanced productivity and performance, according to new research from the University of York.

Research carried out by the University’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) suggests that though Foundation Trusts generally perform better against some key financial and non-financial indicators than non Foundation Trusts, the difference is not attributable to their Foundation Trust status. Instead the differences are long-standing and existed prior to the reform.

Tracking performance over the last seven years, the results show that in recent years the performance of both groups of hospitals has tended to converge with any original differences diminishing as a result.