Costing and data quality: improving the quality of non-financial data required for costing
22 February 2021
Good-quality data is fundamental to providing the right care to the right patient in the right place. Patient-level costing information is integral to the decisions that need to be made across multiple services, pathways and organisations in order to manage current services and determine the future models of care. It will also be key in understanding the underlying financial positions of systems and supporting the NHS when financial baselines are reset following the pandemic.
The quality of the activity data needed for costing is poor in key areas. The same data is used in Getting it Right First Time and the Model Hospital, and underpins service redesign and the monitoring of clinical quality.
This joint HFMA and Grant Thornton UK LLP briefing focuses on how NHS boards and system leaders need to focus on improving data quality to support value-based decision-making.
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