Managing for results: the role of performance measurement in health care delivery.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575337
Title:
Managing for results: the role of performance measurement in health care delivery.
Authors:
McKevitt, David
Citation:
McKevitt, David. 1993. Managing for results: the role of performance measurement in health care delivery. Dublin: Health Services Resource Centre.
Publisher:
Health Service Resource Centre
Issue Date:
Apr-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575337
Item Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Description:
The evaluation of effectiveness can take a number of forms. One measure is effective financial control i.e. that the money is spent and accounted for in accordance with legislative or regulatory policy . Another is that the money is used in a manner supportive of the policy of the legislature or control department to achieve specific objectives; for example, that hospital expenditures are properly managed so as to contain overall costs and allow for some re-allocation to other areas of the health care system such as primary and community care. A third measure of effectiveness (and the most intractable) relates to appropriate use i.e. that the money is not being diverted or captured by health care workers (through wage increases or increasing sophistication of equipment) to the detriment of patient care expenditure.
Keywords:
FINANCE; HEALTH LEGISLATION; REGULATION; HOSPITAL; COMMUNITY CARE; HEALTH CARE
Series/Report no.:
4; 93

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKevitt, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T10:27:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-20T10:27:49Zen
dc.date.issued1993-04-
dc.identifier.citationMcKevitt, David. 1993. Managing for results: the role of performance measurement in health care delivery. Dublin: Health Services Resource Centre.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575337en
dc.descriptionThe evaluation of effectiveness can take a number of forms. One measure is effective financial control i.e. that the money is spent and accounted for in accordance with legislative or regulatory policy . Another is that the money is used in a manner supportive of the policy of the legislature or control department to achieve specific objectives; for example, that hospital expenditures are properly managed so as to contain overall costs and allow for some re-allocation to other areas of the health care system such as primary and community care. A third measure of effectiveness (and the most intractable) relates to appropriate use i.e. that the money is not being diverted or captured by health care workers (through wage increases or increasing sophistication of equipment) to the detriment of patient care expenditure.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Resource Centreen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries4en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries93en_GB
dc.subjectFINANCEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH LEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.subjectREGULATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleManaging for results: the role of performance measurement in health care delivery.en_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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