Table 4

Average achievement by indicator category for England, and differences from England for other countries

Category

England (%)

Scotland % point difference from England (99% CI)

Wales % point difference from England (99% CI)

Northern Ireland % point difference from England (99% CI)


'Payment quality'

Simple (14 measures)

93.4

0.3 (0.1 to 0.5)

-0.7 (-0.9 to 0.2)

1.0 (0.6 to 1.4)

Complex (3 measures)

80.4

4.1 (2.1 to 6.0)

-5.1 (-6.4 to 3.7)

1.2 (0.7 to 1.8)

Outcome (9 measures)

72.3

2.4 (1.8 to 3.2)

-0.3 (-1.1 to 0.1)

4.0 (2.1 to 6.0)

Treatment (5 measures)

82.4

1.0 (0.4 to 1.5)

-2.6 (-3.4 to -1.7)

3.0 (2.2 to 3.9)

'Population achievement'

Simple (14 measures)

91.9

0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)

-0.2 (-0.5 to 0.1)

1.5 (1.2 to 1.8)

Complex (3 measures)

76.4

2.7 (3.9 to 2.6)

-4.5 (-6.0 to -2.9)

1.3 (0.2 to 2.4)

Outcome (9 measures)

68.2

1.6 (0.7 to 2.5)

-1.1 (-1.6 to -0.4)

4.0 (3.3 to 4.7)

Treatment (5 measures)

72.6

0.2 (-0.4 to 0.3)

-4.3 (5.3 to 3.2)

3.8 (2.8 to 4.7)


Note: Bold type = significant at P < 0.01.

McLean et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:74   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-74

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