Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558625
Title:
Measuring Healthcare in Developed Countries
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558625
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Medicine in first world societies is reaching a crossroad. There is an increasing acceptance that ever more resources cannot be expended on healthcare without robust accounting of what society and its citizens is getting in return. The big issues for health services are financial reform, better access, improved information for patients, better primary care prevention, and a stronger focus on accountability. This concept of practical evaluation is a simple one but its execution is both complex and difficult. No health service has succeeded in getting it right to date. The major challenge is finding reliable measures that accurately represent what quality medicine should be achieving. The lack of standardization in methodology and approach often prevent broader comparisons. The widespread application of a limited number of measures would align the incentives and actions of multiple organisations
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE AND ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
Local subject classification:
HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T13:50:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T13:50:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558625en
dc.descriptionMedicine in first world societies is reaching a crossroad. There is an increasing acceptance that ever more resources cannot be expended on healthcare without robust accounting of what society and its citizens is getting in return. The big issues for health services are financial reform, better access, improved information for patients, better primary care prevention, and a stronger focus on accountability. This concept of practical evaluation is a simple one but its execution is both complex and difficult. No health service has succeeded in getting it right to date. The major challenge is finding reliable measures that accurately represent what quality medicine should be achieving. The lack of standardization in methodology and approach often prevent broader comparisons. The widespread application of a limited number of measures would align the incentives and actions of multiple organisationsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectPERFORMANCE AND ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORKen
dc.subject.otherHEALTHCARE SYSTEMSen
dc.titleMeasuring Healthcare in Developed Countriesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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