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Measuring Up Improving Health System Performance in OECD Countries: Opening the black box: What can be learned from a disease‐based approach?

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What are the appropriate levels and methods of funding, and the optimal mix of services for improving health care system performance? Policy‐makers confronted with this question often look to other countries for answers. What they find is much variation across countries, with little understanding of how this relates to performance. The purpose of our paper is to demonstrate how a disease‐based approach for comparing health care systems can help us better understand what drives health care system performance...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2002-04-01

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