“providing information to patients in the hope that it will drive up standards is dangerous… …If patients are not going to avoid a hospital that is involved in a massive scandal, that has been splashed across the news as having killed people, then it seems unlikely that patients will avoid a hospital on the basis of information on the NHS Choices website”
Anthony Laverty, Researcher at Imperial College London and lead author of the study “High-Profile Investigations Into Hospital Safety Problems In England Did Not Prompt Patients To Switch Providers“.
Related: NHS Choices case study involved broadcasting live images from security cameras installed within Lincolnshire healthcare facilities and walk in clinics
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