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Map: What is your CCG's overall performance rating?
CCG ratings published for the first time last week show that just under 5% achieved an outstanding rating, while more than 12% - one in eight - were rated inadequate. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Kenya: War Against HIV Part of Your Work Rating, Nyandarua Chiefs Told
[Nation] The fight against HIV/Aids will form part the performance rating for chiefs and their assistants in Nyandarua West Sub County, Deputy County Commissioner Wekesa Simiyu has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medicaid Health Plans Face Quality And Performance Ratings
Just as millions of Americans enroll in the expanded Medicaid health insurance program under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is rolling out new rules that will measure quality and performance of private plans that provide such benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen Source Type: news

Americans Got To Enjoy Only Half As Many Vacation Days As Europeans In 2014
Surprise! Europe is winning at life again. Expedia's annual Vacation Deprivation Study -- which randomly surveyed 7,855 employed people across 24 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America -- found that in 2014 Europeans got to enjoy almost twice as many vacation days as Americans. According to the travel planning site's informal poll, the median number of vacation days allotted to Europeans was 28 days, and workers tended to take advantage of all or most of these. On average, residents of Denmark, France, Germany and Spain who spoke with Expedia said they vacationed for 30 of their 30 available...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transparency in care: visible ratings for health and care providers
These ratings are designed to improve transparency by providing service users and the public with a clear statement about the quality and safety of care provided. The ratings will also incentivise providers to improve services. The government believes that these ratings should be on display in all locations that provide care, to ensure that providers are transparent about their performance. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposal to make it a legal requirement for providers to display the performance rating given to them by the CQC. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

The relationship between NHS performance indicators and suicide rates - Zhinchin G, Shah A.
AIMS AND METHOD: As mental health services have an important role in prevention of suicides, the relationship between Care Quality Commission performance ratings of mental health trusts and the local suicide rates were examined with the null hypothesis tha... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news