Opinion: Hospital targets should carry a health warning

They were repeating the New Labour mantra down at Brighton last week: better public services, more public choice. We can all wonder whether we'll see it happen in our lifetimes, let alone the next Parliament. For there's one big problem: it runs right up against the big mantra last time and the last time before that, which is incessant benchmarking and performance checking.

by Sir Peter Hall, professor of planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London; Email: sir.peter.hall@haynet.com

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