§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what monitoring of the effectiveness of comparable hospitals in Wales is carried out.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The directorate for the NHS in Wales regularly reviews district health authority performance. These reviews include comparison between hospitals based on published data.
The data used for comparison includes the annual booklet "Key Statistical Indicators for National Health Service Management in Wales", Welsh costing returns and hospital waiting list bulletins.
Individual district health authorities also carry out their own comparisons using both published data and management information.