Published: 17/11/2005 Volume 115 No. 5982 Page 13

A report on the performance of four of the Department of Health's first-wave independent treatment centre schemes has called for a marked improvement in data collection in order to compare services. Health minister Lord Warner said that the independent audit by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development was 'already driving improvement across the ITC programme and in the auditing and data collection process itself'.

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