Atlas 2018 - General recommendations
Several overarching themes have emerged from the Atlas series: the need for regular public reporting, access to more complete and informative data, quality improvement strategies for the use of tests, and better information for consumers to allow informed decision‑making.
In particular, the Atlas series highlights the importance of making best possible use of current data systems to explore and understand patterns of care. This will enable us to assess whether spending on care best matches need, and whether we are making the best use of our investment in health care. The recommendations below outline how these improvements could be achieved.