The Resource Improving value in health care : measuring quality

Improving value in health care : measuring quality

Label
Improving value in health care : measuring quality
Title
Improving value in health care
Title remainder
measuring quality
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are breast cancer survival rates higher in the United States than in the United Kingdom and France? Are a patient's chances of dying within 30 days after admission to a hospital with a heart attack lower in Canada than in Korea? Are surgeons in some countries more likely to leave "foreign bodies" behind after operations or make accidental punctures or lacerations rates when performing surgery? The need for answers to these kinds of questions and the value of measuring the quality of health care are among the issues addressed in this publication. Many health policies depend on our ability to measure the quality of care accurately. Governments want to increase "patient-centeredness", improve coordination of care, and pay providers of high-quality care more than those who under-perform. However, measuring the quality of health care is challenging. The OECD's Health Care Quality Indicator project has overcome some of the problems, though many remain. If policy makers are serious about improving the body of evidence on the quality of care, they need to improve their health information systems. This publication describes what international comparable quality measures are currently available and how to link these measures to quality policies such as accreditation, practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, national safety programs and quality reporting.--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
HNK
Dewey number
  • 338.4/33621
  • 338.433621
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA399.A1
LC item number
I47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OECD health policy studies,
Label
Improving value in health care : measuring quality
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Acronyms -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- Why Do We Need Information on Health Care Quality? -- What Does Existing Data on Health Quality Show? -- How Can National Health Information Infrastructures Improve the Measurement of Quality of Care? -- How Can Quality Indicators Be Used for Health System Improvement? -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Control code
ocn670030500
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (106 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264094819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2543987x
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670030500
  • pebco9264094814

Library Locations

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