Money well spent? Assessing the cost effectiveness and return on investment of public health interventions – Local Government Association [UK] – November 2013

Posted on November 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Money well spent? Assessing the cost effectiveness and return on investment of public health interventions – Local Government Association [UK] – November 2013

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Dimensions of health care system quality in Finland – Government Institute for Economic Research – 28 May 2012

Posted on June 12, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics, Primary Hlth Care | Tags: , |

Dimensions of health care system quality in Finland – Government Institute for Economic Research – 28 May 2012

“This paper evaluates the determinants of quality – cost relationship in primary health care. We first summarize information from various indicators of care by principal component analysis (PCA), effectively producing quality of care indicators: accessibility, coverage and allocative efficiency. We then regress the costs of care against these indicators to evaluate their relationship. Our results suggest that PCA may be used to produce quality of care indicators. Furthermore, the relationship between the costs and quality of care is complex. Better accessibility is reflected in higher costs, whereas the efficient allocation of resources will bring some cost savings.”

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Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany – Issues Brief from the Commonwealth Fund – July 2009

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Economics | Tags: , , |

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany – Issues Brief from the Commonwealth Fund – July 2009
Mona Nasser and Peter Sawicki

“ABSTRACT: The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) was established in 2004 to provide Germany’s Federal Joint Committee with evidence-based evaluations of the benefits and cost benefits of health services, and functions in an advisory role. IQWiG reviews available evidence and produces recommendations after an extensive process of consultation with experts and stakeholders. IQWiG’s recommendations are then considered by the Joint Committee in issuing coverage and payment directives. Under German law, insurance funds must cover any service that is medically necessary, which means that cost-effectiveness analysis can only be used to exclude a treatment from coverage if at least one equivalent alternative exists.”

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