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The Use of Performance Measures in Health Care Systems

In: The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition


  • Carol Propper
  • Deborah Wilson


This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated.

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  • Carol Propper & Deborah Wilson, 2012. "The Use of Performance Measures in Health Care Systems," Chapters, in: Andrew M. Jones (ed.),The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition, chapter 33, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:14021_33

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    1. Carol Propper & Deborah Wilson, 2003. "The Use and Usefulness of Performance Measures in the Public Sector," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(2), pages 250-267, Summer.
    2. Patrick S. Romano & Ryan Mutter, 2004. "The Evolving Science of Quality Measurement for Hospitals: Implications for Studies of Competition and Consolidation," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 131-157, June.
    3. Philip Stevens & Lucy Stokes & Mary O’Mahony, 2006. "Metrics, Targets and Performance," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 197(1), pages 80-92, January.
    4. Katharina Hauck & Andrew Street, 2007. "Do targets matter? A comparison of English and Welsh National Health priorities," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(3), pages 275-290, March.
    5. Gwyn Bevan & Richard Hamblin, 2009. "Hitting and missing targets by ambulance services for emergency calls: effects of different systems of performance measurement within the UK," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 172(1), pages 161-190, January.
    6. David Dranove & Daniel Kessler & Mark McClellan & Mark Satterthwaite, 2003. "Is More Information Better? The Effects of "Report Cards" on Health Care Providers," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 111(3), pages 555-588, June.
    7. Avinash Dixit, 2002. "# Incentives and Organizations in the Public Sector: An Interpretative Review," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 37(4), pages 696-727.
    8. Rowena Jacobs & Maria Goddard, 2007. "How Do Performance Indicators Add Up? An Examination of Composite Indicators in Public Services," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(2), pages 103-110, April.
    9. Propper, Carol & Sutton, Matt & Whitnall, Carolyn & Windmeijer, Frank, 2010. "Incentives and targets in hospital care: Evidence from a natural experiment," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(3-4), pages 318-335, April.
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    5. Hvenegaard, Anne & Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte & Arendt, Jacob & Højmark Sørensen, Torben & Laustsen, Jesper & Panduro Jensen, Leif, 2010. "Does better structure and process management provide higher outcome quality for the individual patient and among Danish hospital departments?," DaCHE discussion papers 2010:3, University of Southern Denmark, Dache - Danish Centre for Health Economics.
    6. Bruce Hollingsworth, 2008. "The measurement of efficiency and productivity of health care delivery," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(10), pages 1107-1128, October.
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