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Monday, July 23, 2007
Hospital Ranking

One big trouble with "League Tables" for schools, hospitals & so on, is that it seems that the result is often the exact opposite of what you'd think would be the useful purpose of having them.

My idea of that purpose is that "struggling" places should get extra resources, funding, and an examination of what can be done to improve them, e.g. by comparing their input, treatment (including the physical situation of the institution) & outcomes with "successful" ones.

Yet what seems to often happen is that the differences get worse, as the struggling places are penalised and the successful ones supported.
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