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Performance Measurement for Health System Improvement

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  • Smith,Peter C.
  • Mossialos,Elias
  • Papanicolas,Irene
  • Leatherman,Sheila

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In a world where there is increasing demand for the performance of health providers to be measured, there is a need for a more strategic vision of the role that performance measurement can play in securing health system improvement. This volume meets this need by presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with performance measurement in a framework that is clear and easy to understand. It examines the various levels at which health system performance is undertaken, the technical instruments and tools available, and the implications using these may have for those charged with the governance of the health system. Technical material is presented in an accessible way and is illustrated with examples from all over the world. Performance Measurement for Health System Improvement is an authoritative and practical guide for policy makers, regulators, patient groups and researchers.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521116763 and published in 2010.

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