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Review of Targets and Indicators for Health and Social Care in Scotland

Review of Targets and Indicators for Health and Social Care in Scotland

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514224

Former Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns has carried out an independent national review into targets and indicators for health and social care. The review considered how targets and performance indicators can lead to the best outcomes for people being cared for, whether in hospital, primary care, community care or social care services.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government, with the support of COSLA, commissioned Sir Harry Burns, to undertake an independent review of targets and indicators in health and social care following a Programme for Government commitment to ensure the approach to performance is outcomes-based. The review was supported by an expert group representing a range of organisations.

The review looked at how targets and indicators for health and social care align with the Government’s strategy for the future of NHS and social care services and support the best use of public resources.

The report identifies some key principles and recommendations for using and developing targets and indicators going forward.