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Author Wismar, M
Title Health Targets in Europe : Learning from Experience
Imprint Albany : World Health Organization, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (176 pages)
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Series Observatory Studies, 13 ; v.13
Observatory Studies, 13
Note COVER -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Part 1: Health Targets - Concepts and Principles -- Part 2: Country and Region Experiences
Health targets can help to improve the governance of health systems. They express a commitment to achieve specified outputs over a defined period, and allow progress towards broad goals and objectives to be monitored.They may be quantitative or qualitative, and based on outcomes or processes.This book draws on a series of case studies on the use of health targets, written by experts from Catalonia (Spain), England (United Kingdom), Flanders (Belgium), France, Germany, Hungary and the RussianFederation. It reviews the major technical, managerial and political challenges of defining and implementing health targets. While they help focus attention on agreed goals, to realize their potential they need to be based on evidence, accepted by those who work to achieve them, be embedded in frameworks of mutual accountability, linked to appropriate incentives and/or sanctions and supported by an adequate intelligence infrastructure.The experiences of these countries and regions can serve as examples to all those in government who strive to improve the performance of their health systems
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wismar, M. Health Targets in Europe : Learning from Experience Albany : World Health Organization,c2008 9789289042840
Subject Public health -- Europe -- Case studies.;Medical policy -- Europe -- Case studies.;Medical care -- Europe -- Case studies.;Health status indicators -- Europe
Electronic books
Alt Author McKee, M
Ernst, K
Srivastava, Divya
Busse, Reinhard
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