September 2015.

In this month’s e-Bulletin, we look at the challenging areas of evaluation and measurement. Speaking at a recent HARC Forum, visiting expert Professor Nicholas Mays offered valuable insights into the evaluation of integrated care strategies. See our story below.

Our research section features new findings about the measurement of hospital performance and we shine a light on hospital transfers, with an Australian study finding that lateral patient transfers to optimise bed capacity can decrease congestion without jeopardising patient outcomes.

Please forward this edition of the Bulletin to colleagues who might be interested in joining the HARC network and get in touch with your feedback, or suggestions at

Megan Howe
Editor, HARC e-Bulletin