On comparing the performance of primary care providers
Amado, Carla Alexandra Filipe and Dyson, Robert G. (2008) On comparing the performance of primary care providers. In: 23rd EURO Summer Institute on OR in Health Care, Univ Southampton, Southampton, England, Jul 24, 2005. Published in: European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 185 (Number 3). pp. 915-932.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2006.02.052
In the past few years primary health care has been characterised as central to the development of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, performance assessment is seen as a way of achieving care of high standards. Performance indicators and. targets are being developed to assess primary care providers, and to develop financial incentives. However, the number of studies that have compared the performance of primary care providers is limited and the existing approaches to evaluation are open to improvement.
In this paper, we provide a critical review of the studies that have focused on the evaluation of primary health care providers, with particular reference to the use of the non-parametric technique Data Envelopment Analysis. We conclude that most studies focus on structure and outputs, without consideration of outcomes - the ultimate measure of performance and tend to be of a summative rather than formative nature. (C) 2006 Published by Elsevier B.V.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Primary care (Medicine) -- Evaluation, Data envelopment analysis, Medical care -- Quality control, Health services administration|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Operational Research|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Official Date:||16 March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 915-932|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)|
|Title of Event:||23rd EURO Summer Institute on OR in Health Care|
|Type of Event:||Other|
|Location of Event:||Univ Southampton, Southampton, England|
|Date(s) of Event:||Jul 24, 2005|
Amado, C.A.F., 2003. Exploring the use of data envelopment
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