Description : The practice of health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. Consequently, there is a need for baseline information about HSPA across Member States. This review summarizes HSPA domains and indicators used by Member States in their HSPA or health system-related reports. The evidence for this review was extracted through a purposive scoping analysis of online and publicly available health systems documents (e.g. national strategic plans for health or health systems, national HSPA reports, national health target reports) published in English by WHO European Region Member States from 2002 to 2015. Each document was reviewed to extract instances on the use of HSPA indicators and to analyze these in terms of the 14 domains of the WHO 2007 health system framework. Findings may be useful to identify similarities and differences in HSPA priorities across the Region, inform future comparative assessments of health systems and provide preliminary information for potential areas that WHO may need to further support to strengthen health systems at both national and regional levels. The efficacy and accessibility of an HSPA for health system partners and citizens will be increased if it is robust with well-defined indicators that can be used for comparisons with other systems. Decision-makers responsible for overseeing HSPA management will benefit from this synthesis to further strengthen existing practices.
Description : Today, integrated care focuses on reducing fragmentation in healthcare by reducing silos and providing patient-centred care. There is a greater need for care coordination, particularly due to trends such as: (i) the ageing population, (ii) the increasing number of patients with co-morbidities, (iii) the growing number of medical specialties, (iv) the need for changes in the financing mechanisms of hospitals and health and care institutions, (v) technological advancement, and (vi) increased healthcare costs and expenditure. The integration of care is one of the solutions that will enable care systems to address this new landscape, by increasing communication between care providers, reducing the unnecessary costs of duplication of tests and services, and enhancing continuity of care for patients moving from one care setting to another.
Description : The World Health Report 2000 has generated considerable media attention, controversy in some countries, and debate in academic journals. This volume brings together in one place the substance of many of these key debates and reports, methodological advances, and new empiricism reflecting the evolution of the WHO approach since the year 2000. Specifically, the volume presents many differing regional and technical perspectives on key issues, major new methodological developments, and a quantum increase in the empirical basis for cross-country performance assessment. It also gives the full report of the Scientific Peer Review Group's exhaustive assessment of these new approaches.
Description : In 2008, the KDHE conducted the NPHPSP State Assessment Version 2.0 with an internal group of agency management and staff (Phase I) with the intent to conduct Phase II with external private and public entities using the same instrument spring 2009. That assessment was not conducted. The 2012 NPHPSP State Assessment was the opportunity to engage those key state agencies and partner organizations external to state health department which together with KDHE, comprise the state public health system. Version 2.0 of the NPHPSP State Assessment was selected as the 2012 assessment instrument due to the availability of online data submission and report generation. This would also provide some comparative data from the 2008 Phase I assessment which was completed by KDHE.
Description : This book seeks to identify the current state of the art of health system comparison, identifying data and methodological issues and exploring the current interface between evidence and practice.
Description : This book highlights the core elements of a possible performance measurement framework to assess health systems at the international and national levels. It also addresses further challenges which remain.
Description : Hugely relevant in today’s world of healthcare performance management, this comprehensive work applies the analytical framework of Data Envelopment Analysis methodology to provide health care administrators with specific tools for performance evaluation. Most important, the book provides health care practitioners and administrators with information of what is lacking in specific aspects of performance and then outlines the ways how these performance inadequacies can be improved.
Description : As life expectancy rates continue to increase in many countries around the world, comparative health assessments based on mortality rates alone give an increasingly inadequate picture of public health. This publication addresses a wide range of key issues regarding the measurement of population health using comprehensive indices which combine data on mortality and ill-health. It considers the various uses of such summary measures, as well as an appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices involved. The contributors to this book include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states.