Health Service Planning and Computer Systems

Barber, Barry (1978) Health Service Planning and Computer Systems. In: Health Care Seminar, 15/16 December 1978, Monza Hospital, Italy. (Unpublished)

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The problems presented by the health services are quite difficult to handle technically, by the standards of other industries...There is no accepted way of measuring if health care is effective or even of monitoring success or failure... This report covers structure of the health service in England, planning within the health service, development of an operational planning system, development of strategic planning, reallocation of resources,NE Thames draft strategic plan, practical proposals for improving the information system, computing systems in the National Health Service.

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