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Using Data Science in Policy

A recent report by the Behavioural Insights Team, Using Data Science in Policy, examines how the huge growth in available data, coupled with improvements in data analytics and behaviour science, can, and should, be used to support improvements in public services.

The report offers practical examples of how these tools can be used; such as how the use of publicly available data together with a machine learning model, was able to identify 95% of underperforming GP practices by inspecting only one in five practices.  By comparison, the same inspection effort, but using only the public part of the CQC’s Intelligent Monitoring system, would only identify 30% of underperforming practices.

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