Project objectives

The purpose of the review was to document evidence of public disclosure of performance information on hospital effectiveness, efficiency and patient outcomes.

NSW Treasury

Brokered by the Sax Institute

Our approach

Our methods included:

  • A re-examination of the literature from prior reviews with a view to identifying both efficiency and effectiveness impacts of public release of information.
  • Extraction of additional information about the nature of public disclosure systems studies.
  • Extension of the literature search to more recent literature published since the period covered by the last review.
  • Synthesis of findings according to the underlying public disclosure systems.

Development of a framework to analyse the characteristics and results of individual studies of public disclosure systems.


Our framework distinguished four characteristics: the intervention used, the agents responding to the performance data, the mechanisms through which change occurred and the impacts of the disclosure.

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