Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care – OECD Health Policy Studies – 18 November 2009

Posted on November 24, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: |

Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care – OECD Health Policy Studies – 18 November 2009
OECD Publishing
Version: Print (Paperback) + Free PDFAvailability: Available  Publication date:  18 Nov 2009  Language: English 

Pages: 164  ISBN: 9789264074200  OECD Code: 812009171P1

“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.”

Table of contents:

      Introduction
      Chapter 1. Patterns of Health Care Spending Growth
      Chapter 2. Market Mechanisms and the Use of Health Care Resources
      Chapter 3. Improving Health Care System Performance through Better Co-ordination of Care
      Chapter 4. Ensuring Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Expenditures
      Chapter 5. Using ICT to Monitor and Improve Quality in Health Care
      Chapter 6. The Impact of User Charges in Health Care

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