[PDF] How to make sense of health system efficiency comparisons?

Source:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publisher:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication date:
01 June 2017

Abstract

Improving health system efficiency is a compelling policy goal, especially in systems facing serious resource constraints. However, in order to improve efficiency we must know how to properly measure it. This new policy brief therefore proposes an analytic framework for understanding and interpreting many of the most common health care efficiency indicators.