Performance Measurement for Health System Improvement: Experiences, Challenges and Prospects (2009)

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First published 2009
Reprinted 2010
ISBN 978-0-521-11676-3 Hardback
ISBN 978-0-521-13348-7 Paperback

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.

Provides a holistic approach to the performance measurement, covering technical and policy aspects; Draws on experience of health care systems from all over the world; Non-technical language makes it accessible to a wide readership, including policy makers and representative groups.

The editors

Peter C. Smith is Professor of Health Policy in the Business School and Institute for Global Health at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.

Elias Mossialos is Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Co-Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Director of LSE Health.

Irene Papanicolas is Research Associate and Brian Abel-Smith Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE Health).

Sheila Leatherman is Research Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.