Health services experts Jeffrey Braithwaite and Russell Mannion doubt the value
Against the idea that publicly reported performance measurement, like apple pie, parenthood and the national flag, deserves a warm, uncritical glow of universal support should be roundly rejected. Introducing any costly new initiative must always be analysed with a cool head for its risks and potential downside. Where is the Australian business case, or the international cost–benefit analysis or cost-effectiveness analysis, applied to Australia, that compels us to not only accept, but insist on its introduction? These have not been provided by proponents to date.
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