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Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Author/Creator:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Publication:
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2009.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (164 pages)
Series:
OECD health policy studies 2074319X.
OECD Health Policy Studies 2074319X.

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Subjects:
Social Issues/Migration/Health.
Summary:
Rising public health care spending remains a problem in virtually all OECD and EU member countries. As a consequence, there is growing interest in policies that will ease this pressure through improved health system performance. This report examines selected policies that may help countries better achieve the goal of improved health system efficiency and thus better value for money. Drawing on multinational data sets and case studies, it examines a range policy instruments. These include: the role of competition in health markets; the scope for improving care coordination; better pharmaceutical pricing policies; greater quality control supported by stronger information and communication technology in health care; and increased cost sharing.
Contents:
Market Mechanisms and the Use of Health Care Resources
Patterns of Health Care Spending Growth
Introduction
Using ICT to Monitor and Improve Quality in Health Care
Ensuring Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Expenditures
Improving Health Care System Performance through Better Co-ordination of Care
The Impact of User Charges in Health Care.
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
Contributor:
SourceOECD (Online Service)
ISBN:
9789264074231
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.