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NHS highlights surgeon performance data

by admin | 19th November 2014

NHS highlights surgeon performance data

Performance data for almost 5,000 surgeons in England has been released by the NHS in a move towards greater transparency.

Using the MyNHS website, patients can search for information, including mortality rates for individual specialists.

But some surgeons say the data may be “crude and misleading”.

Other critics say that vital data has not been included in the information released.

The MyNHS tool – which has been officially launched – is designed to allow patients and professionals to compare the performance of different NHS services, including consultants.

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BBC Health – 19 November 2014

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