[FIRST PARAGRAPHS]\ud \ud In March 2004 the Department of Health commissioned a research team from the\ud Centre for Health Economics at the University of York and the National Institute for\ud Economic and Social Research to develop new approaches to measuring NHS outputs\ud and productivity. The research objectives were development of:\ud \ud • A comprehensive measure of NHS outputs and productivity\ud \ud • Methods to facilitate regular in-year analysis of NHS productivity\ud \ud • Output measures capable of measuring efficiency and productivity at sub-national\ud levels.\ud \ud The research team was also asked to co-operate with The Atkinson Review on\ud measurement of government output and productivity for the national accounts.\ud \ud \ud Three interim reports on this research were produced (July 2004, November 2004 and\ud June 2005) as well as memoranda on data requirements (September 2004) and\ud methodology (January 2005, August 2005). The work was presented for scrutiny at\ud two workshops (7 July 2004 and 17 June 2005). The research team presented work in\ud progress to four meetings of the NHS Outputs Steering Group (7 July 2004, 2\ud February 2005, 10 May 2005, 20 July 2005). This is the Final Report on the research\ud project.\ud \ud \ud (Continues..