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NHS Comparators

Free comparative analysis for commissioners and providers. (Available until 31 March 2015)

What is NHS Comparators?

NHS Comparators is an analytical service for commissioners and providers. It helps improve the quality of care delivered by benchmarking and comparing activity and costs on a local, regional and national level. NHS Comparators pulls together:

  • activity and costed data through the Payment by Results (PbR) tariff from the Secondary Uses Service (SUS)
  • information from The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)
  • GP practice demographic population profile data

There are around 200 comparators, many of which can be broken down by programme budget category or grouped speciality. In addition, there are specific comparators relating to:

  • accident and emergency
  • maternity
  • mental health
  • long-term conditions
  • prescribing
  • GP survey
  • QOF

Alternative data sources can be found in the following areas;

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