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Measuring Up Improving Health System Performance in OECD Countries: Measuring the quality of hospital care: The state of the art

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The quality of hospital care has become a focal point in the regulation of health systems. This can be put down to several factors: the funding crisis, greater public demands on health care professionals owing in part to the wider availability of health‐related information and, finally, the development of new data processing technologies. This combination of factors has caused the medical profession's monopoly to be called into question and has prompted calls for the development of external schemes to monitor, and even control, service provision...

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2002


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