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Measuring Efficiency in Health Care

Measuring Efficiency in Health Care Author Rowena Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781139456876
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 262
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With the healthcare sector accounting for a sizeable proportion of national expenditures, the pursuit of efficiency has become a central objective of policymakers within most health systems. However, the analysis and measurement of efficiency is a complex undertaking, not least due to the multiple objectives of health care organizations and the many gaps in information systems. In response to this complexity, research in organizational efficiency analysis has flourished. This 2006 book examines some of the most important techniques currently available to measure the efficiency of systems and organizations, including data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis, and also presents some promising new methodological approaches. Such techniques offer the prospect of many new and fruitful insights into health care performance. Nevertheless, they also pose many practical and methodological challenges. This is an important critical assessment of the strengths and limitations of efficiency analysis applied to health and health care.



Measuring Efficiency in Health Care

Measuring Efficiency in Health Care Author Rowena Jacobs
ISBN-10 OCLC:270709991
Release 2006
Pages 243
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Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia Author Siân M. Griffiths
ISBN-10 9781317817703
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 738
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Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical treatments, the world now faces other challenges including ageing populations and the epidemic crisis of obesity and non-communicable diseases. New emerging infections continue to develop and the growing threats to health due to environmental pollution and climate change increase the need for resilience and sustainability. These threats to health are global in nature, and this Handbook will explore perspectives on current public health issues in South, Southeast and East Asia, informing global as well as regional debate. Whilst many books cite Western examples of the development of global public health, this Handbook brings together both Western and Eastern scholarship, creating a new global public health perspective suitable to face modern challenges in promoting the population’s health. This Handbook is essential reading not only for students, professionals and scholars of global public health and related fields but is also written to be accessible to those with a general interest in the health of Asia.



Health Care Systems Efficiency and Policy Settings

Health Care Systems Efficiency and Policy Settings Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264094901
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 212
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This book explores trends in health care outcomes and spending; ways of assessing efficiency; new indicators of health care policies and institutions; and the characteristics and performance of health care systems.



Health System Performance Comparison An Agenda For Policy Information And Research

Health System Performance Comparison  An Agenda For Policy  Information And Research Author Papanicolas, Irene
ISBN-10 9780335247264
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 416
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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.



Inspection of Medical Devices

Inspection of Medical Devices Author Almir Badnjević
ISBN-10 9789811066504
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 289
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This book offers all countries a guide to implementing verification systems for medical devices to ensure they satisfy their regulations. It describes the processes, procedures and need for integrating medical devices into the legal metrology framework, addresses their independent safety and performance verification, and highlights the associated savings for national healthcare systems, all with the ultimate goal of increasing the efficacy and reliability of patient diagnoses and treatment. The book primarily focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices, and reflects the latest international directives and regulations. Above all, the book demonstrates that integrating medical devices into the legal metrology system and establishing a fully operational national laboratory for the inspection of medical devices could significantly improve the reliability of medical devices in diagnosis and patient care, while also reducing costs for the healthcare system in the respective country.



Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business

Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business Author European Decision Sciences Institute
ISBN-10 9780134050966
Release 2015-02-18
Pages 384
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This volume brings together important new research in decision science, capturing the crucial role of local context in a globalized, standardized world. Assembling the best work presented at the 2013 Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute, it considers classic decision science problems from a new perspective, offering insights for improving decision-making in government, business, healthcare, education, manufacturing, the military, and beyond. The papers in Common Disciplines that Separate Us embrace the duality of globally determined local contexts, offering new approaches to decision-making related to: Strengthening national economic competitiveness Reforming the public sector and higher education Deploying information technology more effectively throughout government Making healthcare policy that achieves better outcomes at lower cost Analyzing social networks Improving processes via data visualization, modeling, and simulation Gaining more value from enterprise business intelligence Offshoring, nearshoring, "right shoring," and other key manufacturing decisions Improving supply chain performance And much more The papers collected here will be valuable to wide audiences of faculty, researchers, and students in diverse programs covering business, public administration, and economics; and for others interested in the frontiers of decision science.



The Quality of Public Expenditures in the EU

The Quality of Public Expenditures in the EU Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105214080702
Release 2012
Pages 67
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"This report follows up on the demand formulated within the Compact for Growth and Jobs decided by the Heads of State or Government on 28-29 June 2012. This mandate required to assess and to review the scope for possible action to enhance the quality of public expenditures in the EU within the boundaries of the EU and national fiscal frameworks. The report (i) reviews trends in public expenditure in the EU with special attention to the impact of the economic and financial crisis and the subsequent fiscal adjustment, (ii) briefly discusses the different notions and indicators of expenditure efficiency, with a special focus on health care and on public administration reform, including performance-based budgeting (PBB), (iii) reviews the scope for possible actions within the boundaries of the EU budgetary frameworks to prioritise reforms towards more growth-friendly and efficient expenditures and (iv) spells out a possible way forward in the context of the European Semester." -- EU Bookshop.



Journal of the Institute of Public Enterprise

Journal of the Institute of Public Enterprise Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112044826516
Release 2009
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Journal of the American Statistical Association

Journal of the American Statistical Association Author American Statistical Association
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019241345
Release 2007
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Is American health care uniquely inefficient

Is American health care uniquely inefficient Author Alan M. Garber
ISBN-10 PSU:000064124391
Release 2008
Pages 40
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The U.S. health system has been described as the most competitive, heterogeneous, inefficient, fragmented, and advanced system of care in the world. In this paper, we consider two questions: First, is the U.S. health care system productively efficient relative to other wealthy countries, in the sense of producing better health for a given bundle of hospital beds, physicians, nurses, and other factor inputs? Second, is the U.S. allocatively efficient relative to other countries, in the sense of providing highly valued care to consumers? For both questions, the answer is most likely no. Although no country can claim to have eliminated inefficiency, the U.S. has fragmented care, high administrative costs, and stands out with regard to heterogeneity in treatment because of race, income, and geography. The U.S. health care system is also more likely to pay for diagnostic tests, treatments, and other forms of care before effectiveness is established and with little consideration of the value they provide. A number of proposed reforms that are designed to ameliorate shortcomings of the U.S. health care system, such as quality improvement initiatives and coverage expansions, are unlikely by themselves to reduce expenditures. Addressing allocative inefficiency is a far more difficult task but central to controlling costs.



Group Practice Journal

Group Practice Journal Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556038764528
Release 2008
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The Americas Social Security Report

The Americas Social Security Report Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133266051
Release 2009
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Amstat News

Amstat News Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072605929
Release 2006
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Analytics and Decision Support in Health Care Operations Management

Analytics and Decision Support in Health Care Operations Management Author Yasar A. Ozcan
ISBN-10 9781119219811
Release 2017-04-10
Pages 600
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Preceded by Quantitative methods in health care management / Yasar A. Ozcan. 2nd ed. c2009.



Econometrics of Health Care

Econometrics of Health Care Author G. Duru
ISBN-10 9789400920514
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 250
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Econometrics of Health Care - which we have sometimes called 'medico metrics' - is a field in full expansion. The reasons are numerous: our knowl edge of quantitative relations in the field of health econometrics is far from being perfect, a large number of analytical difficulties - combining medical (latent factors, e. g. ) and economic facts (spatial behaviour, e. g. ) are faced by the research worker, medical and pharmaceutical techniques change rapidly, medical costs rocket more than proportionally with available resources, of being tightened. medical budgets are in the process So it is not surprising that the practice of 'hygieconometrics' - to produce a neologism - is more and more included in the programmes of econometri cians. The Applied Econometrics Association has devoted to the topic two symposia in less than three years (Lyons, February 1983; Rotterdam, December 1985), without experiencing any difficulties in getting valuable papers: on econometrics of risks and medical insurance, on the measurement of health status and of efficiency of medical techniques, on general models allowing simulation. These were the themes for the second meeting, but other aspects of medical-economic problems had presented themselves already to the analyst: medical decision making and its consequences, the behaviour of the actors - patients and physicians -, regional medicometrics and what not: some of them have been covered by the first meeting. Finally, in July 1988 took place in Lyons the Fourth International Conference on System Science in Health Care; it should not be astonishing .



Health System Efficiency

Health System Efficiency Author Jonathan Cylus
ISBN-10 9289050411
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 264
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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.