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Efficiency measures

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Abstract:

This chapter examines how to measure the efficiency of health care systems. It reviews the various definitions of efficiency and assesses the pros and cons of the different approaches to measure it. It then derives efficiency estimates, taking due account of the impact of lifestyle and socio‐economic factors on health status. The results for OECD countries are presented and compared with other performance indicators.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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