Abstract:Which areas of the health care system are providing value‐for‐money and which show opportunities for performance improvement? While ongoing national and international efforts, such as the Systems of Health Accounts, are providing better information on health care spending, information on the value that health care services create is still limited. Quality of care, or the degree to which care is delivered in accordance with established standards and optimal outcomes, is one of the key dimensions of value.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2009-12-01