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Diagnosis Related Groups In Europe Moving Towards Transparency Efficiency And Quality In Hospitals

Author : Busse, Reinhard
ISBN : 9780335245574
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Summary: The volumes in the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series focus on key issues for health policy-making in Europe. This book is a joint venture between the WHO/EO and the EuroDRG which addresses the challenges of using Diagnosis Related Group systems in Europe.

Oecd Health Policy Studies Better Ways To Pay For Health Care

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264258211
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This report looks at payment reform, one of many policy tools being used to improve health system performance.

Oecd Reviews Of Health Systems Oecd Reviews Of Health Systems Kazakhstan 2018

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264289062
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Kazakhstan has made significant economic progress over recent decades. Health has risen on the policy agenda with a number of sector reforms introduced. This review uses globally recognised frameworks and indicators to evaluate Kazakhstan’s overall health system.

Health System Performance Comparison An Agenda For Policy Information And Research

Author : Papanicolas, Irene
ISBN : 9780335247264
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This book seeks to identify the current ‘state of the art’ of health system comparison, identifying data and methodological issues and exploring the current interface between evidence and practice.

Assuring The Quality Of Health Care In The European Union

Author : Helena Legido-Quigley
ISBN : 9789289071932
Genre : Medical
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People have always travelled within Europe for work and leisure, although never before with the current intensity. Now, however, they are travelling for many other reasons, including the quest for key services such as health care. Whatever the reason for travelling, one question they ask is "If I fall ill, will the health care I receive be of a high standard?". This book examines, for the first time, the systems that have been put in place in all of the European Union's 27 Member States. The picture it paints is mixed. Some have well developed systems, setting standards based on the best available evidence, monitoring the care provided, and taking action where it falls short. Others need to overcome significant obstacles.

Regulating Pharmaceuticals In Europe Striving For Efficiency Equity And Quality

Author : Mossialos, Elias
ISBN : 9780335226559
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The rising cost of pharmaceutical expenditures in many European countries is of concern to governments required to make effective use of health care budgets. Taking a broad perspective that encompasses institutional, political and supranational aspects of pharmaceutical regulation, this book examines approaches used to manage pharmaceutical expenditure across Europe and what impact these strategies have had on efficiency, quality, equity and cost of pharmaceutical care. Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Europe is an important book for students of health policy, regulation and management, and for health managers and policy makers.

Financing Health Care In The European Union

Author : Sarah Thomson
ISBN : 928904165X
Genre : Medical
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Focusing on the three health care financing functions, collection, pooling and purchasing, as well as on coverage, this book analyses the organization of health care financing in the Member States of the European Union, discusses the principal financing reform trends of recent years, and assesses the capacity of these to help ensure fiscal sustainability.

Designing And Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems

Author : Jack Langenbrunner
ISBN : 9780821378243
Genre : Medical
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Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom these should be purchased, and how to pay for them. In such an arrangement, the passive cashier is replaced by an intelligent purchaser that can focus scarce resources on existing and emerging priorities rather than continuing entrenched historical spending patterns.Having experimented with different ways of paying providers of health care services, countries increasingly want to know not only what to do when paying providers, but also how to do it, particularly how to design, manage, and implement the transition from current to reformed systems. 'Designing and Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems: How-To Manuals' addresses this need.The book has chapters on three of the most effective provider payment systems: primary care per capita (capitation) payment, case-based hospital payment, and hospital global budgets. It also includes a primer on a second policy lever used by purchasers, namely, contracting. This primer can be especially useful with one provider payment method: hospital global budgets. The volume's final chapter provides an outline for designing, launching, and running a health management information system, as well as the necessary infrastructure for strategic purchasing.

Health System Efficiency

Author : Jonathan Cylus
ISBN : 9289050411
Genre : Medical
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Efficiency is one of the central preoccupations of health policy-makers and managers, and justifiably so. Inefficient care can lead to unnecessarily poor outcomes for patients, either in terms of their health, or in their experience of the health system. What is more, inefficiency anywhere in the system is likely to deny health improvement to patients who might have been treated if resources had been used better. Improving efficiency is therefore a compelling policy goal, especially in systems facing serious resource constraints. The desire for greater efficiency motivates a great deal of decision-making, but the routine use of efficiency metrics to guide decisions is severely lacking. To improve efficiency in the health system we must first be able to measure it and must therefore ensure that our metrics are relevant and useful for policy-makers and managers. In this book the authors explore the state of the art on efficiency measurement in health systems and international experts offer insights into the pitfalls and potential associated with various measurement techniques. The authors show that: 1) the core idea of efficiency is easy to understand in principle -- maximizing valued outputs relative to inputs, but is often difficult to make operational in real-life situations; 2) there have been numerous advances in data collection and availability, as well as innovative methodological approaches that give valuable insights into how efficiently health care is delivered; 3) our simple analytical framework can facilitate the development and interpretation of efficiency indicators. The authors use examples from Europe and around the world to explore how policy-makers and managers have used efficiency measurement to support their work in the past, and suggest ways they can make better use of efficiency measurement in the future. The study came out of the Observatory's LSE hub. It links to a forthcoming study offering further insights into how to develop and interpret policy relevant efficiency metrics and to the earlier volumes on performance measurement. It will be of considerable use to policymakers and their advisors, health care regulators, patient representative groups, managers and researchers.

Governing Public Hospitals

Author : Richard B. Saltman
ISBN : 9289002549
Genre : Medical
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For hospital governance to be effective, it must incorporate two powerful and well-developed lines of health sector logic: on the one hand, national health policy and objectives; on the other, operational hospital management. One sphere is political, the other is technical. One is subjective and value-based, the other is objective, with performance that can be measured both clinically and financially. The challenge for hospital-level governance is to integrate these two disparate logics into a coherent and effective institutional-level strategy. This study explores key developments in public hospital governance in Europe. In doing so, it highlights the central role of hospital-level decision-making and how it is shaped by the various participants and stakeholders. In particular, it examines the degree to which granting an individual hospital the ability to make its own strategic, financial and clinical decisions--to become semi-autonomous within the public sector--may improve institutional-level functioning and outcomes. In the initial chapters of this study, we draw on a substantial body of literature in a number of related health policy, public management and institutional governance arenas. How these different concepts might apply to public hospitals is the subject of considerable discussion here. It is in the interface of these differing conceptual approaches, with the evidence and experience seen in the eight country cases, that we catch a glimpse of the future of public hospital governance in Europe. We hope that this study can serve as a solid conceptual and practical contribution to future quantitative as well as qualitative research on this important subject.

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