Value for Money in Health Spending – OECD Health Policy Studies – 20 October 2010

Posted on October 26, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: |

Value for Money in Health Spending – OECD Health Policy Studies – 20 October 2010
 
Publication date:  20 Oct 2010  Language: English  Pages: 200  Tables: 21  Charts: 49  ISBN: 9789264088801  OECD Code: 812010141P1 
 
“Health spending continues to rise inexorably, growing faster than the economy in most OECD countries. Most of this spending comes from the public purse. Given the recent economic downturn, countries are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of health spending. This publication examines current efforts to improve health care efficiency, including tools that show promise in helping health systems provide the best care for their money, such as pay for performance, co-ordination of care, health technology assessment and clinical guidelines, pharmaceutical re-imbursement and risk-sharing agreements, and information and communication technology.”

Chapter 1. How Much is Too Much? Value for Money in Health Spending
Chapter 2. Policies for Health Care Systems when Money is Tight
Chapter 3. Rational Decision Making in Resource Allocation
Chapter 4. Improving Value for Money in Health by Paying for Performance
Chapter 5. Improving Co-ordination of Care for Chronic Diseases to Achieve Better Value for Money
Chapter 6. Drawing all the Benefits from Pharmaceutical Spending
Chapter 7. Redesigning Health Systems with the Support of ICTs
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