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Health Care Quality Indicators Project: Conceptual Framework Paper

  • Edward Kelley
  • Jeremy Hurst
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    This paper represents an attempt to set out a conceptual framework for the OECD’s Health Care Quality Indicator (HCQI) Project. Two main issues are tackled: what concepts, or dimensions, of quality of health care should be measured and how, in principle, should they be measured. The need for a conceptual framework for the Project was expressed by a large group of participating countries. In interviews by the OECD Secretariat with member countries in April and May 2005, country experts and delegates to the Group on Health reiterated the need for a framework for the OECD’s health care quality work. Countries stated that the framework should be: a) based on country experience and b) could be used to guide both current and future work by the OECD in health care quality measurement and monitoring. Ce document a pour objet de présenter le cadre conceptuel du projet de l’OCDE sur les indicateurs de la qualité des soins de santé (projet HCQI). Deux grandes questions y sont traitées : quels concepts, ou aspects, de la qualité des soins convient-il d’évaluer et comment ceux-ci doivent-ils en théorie être évalués. La nécessité d’élaborer un cadre conceptuel pour le projet a été exprimée par un grand nombre de pays participants. Lors des entretiens menés par le Secrétariat de l’OCDE avec les pays membres en avril et mai 2005, les experts et délégués nationaux auprès du Groupe sur la santé ont réaffirmé la nécessité d’élaborer un cadre pour les travaux de l’OCDE sur la qualité des soins de santé. Les pays ont indiqué que ce cadre devait a) être fondé sur l’expérience des pays et b) pouvoir être utilisé pour éclairer les travaux actuels et futurs de l’OCDE dans le domaine de l’évaluation et du suivi de la qualité des soins de santé.

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Health Working Papers with number 23.

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    Date of creation: 09 Mar 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaad:23-en
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