The added value of the Euro Health Consumer Index to existing mechanisms of national health care systems evaluation provided by the OECD and WHO

Greku, E. (2007) The added value of the Euro Health Consumer Index to existing mechanisms of national health care systems evaluation provided by the OECD and WHO.

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Abstract:One of these barriers of patients’ mobility is a lack of information. In this respect, documents of the European Parliament suggested provision of more information for consumers (as well as health care professionals and providers) which is more readily available” (Brief note, 2006). The Index is claimed to address this problem. Moreover, the Index is defined by its authors as “the best device to compare the evolvement of consumer – friendly healthcare around Europe” (Index, 2005, p. 1). In this respect, the question arises whether the establishment of the Euro Health Consumer Index will add anything beneficial to the already existing evaluations by institutions like WHO and the OECD. Therefore, after having looked at the current evaluations provided by the above-mentioned institutions, it is interesting to look at the actual benefits of the Index. This leads to the following research question: What is the added value of the Euro Health Consumer Index for different stakeholders in respect to existing mechanisms of national health care systems evaluation provided by WHO and OECD?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58997
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