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Benchmarking the countryside: how to measure the unmeasurable using a countryside maturity matrix


, : Benchmarking the countryside: how to measure the unmeasurable using a countryside maturity matrix. Rural Wales ( AUTUMN): 12-13

This paper is a response from the UK's National Health Service to a paper in the Spring issue of this journal which asked: How can we give the countryside a health check? It suggests adoption of an NHS practice (in turn borrowed from industry) which develops a maturity matrix on a key issue, identifies all the significant elements and then describes in words or numbers, as appropriate, the minimum standard and demonstrably better performance.


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