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Child health - collaboration or competition?

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The last decade has seen considerable growth in national clinical guidelines, quality standards and outcome indicators targeting children's health. In 2012, the Children's and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum was established to ensure that outcomes are relevant and support an integrated approach to service delivery, whilst improving patient experience and the effectiveness of the services provided, especially for those with chronic and complex health problems. This is a valuable opportunity to improve children's health. However, for families, children and healthcare professionals to have confidence in such publications requires a robust evidence base. This is a particularly …

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