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Jennifer Tracey | 19:55 UK time, Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Yesterday, Lord Darzi published his much anticipated 12-month review of the NHS. Patients ability to rate the quality of their NHS care is central to the report and this will directly affect hospitals' and GPs' funding in England in future.

On Monday, iPM's Chris Vallance spoke to Tim Kelsey, Chair of the executive board of Dr Foster Intelligence. His company publish data allowing people to compare NHS hospitals. The results feature on the NHS Choices website which the company also run.

It's a long interview - largely uncut - and bear in mind it was done before Darzi announced the publication of the review and a constitution for the NHS.

The interview covers a lot of ground, but those of you who're following this closely are likely to find it interesting. Out of the points raised, which would you like to see focused on for Saturday's programme?


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In the interview Tim talks about the release of survival data. That is scheduled to happen next week, Dr Foster tells us it will cover: AAA, vascular (elective), AAA, vascular(emergency), Knee replacement (elective) and Hip replacement (elective)

Bernard Ribeiro of the Royal College of Surgeons gives his reaction below:


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