What is the Health Care Quality Indicators project?
The OECD Health Care Quality Indicators project, initiated in 2002, aims to measure and compare the quality of health service provision in the different countries. An Expert Group has developed a set of quality indicators at the health systems level, which allows to assess the impact of particular factors on the quality of health services.
Our approach is to complement and coordinate efforts of national and other international bodies. These efforts will offer policy makers and other stakeholders a toolkit to stimulate cross-national learning.
Access the original OECD Health Care Quality Framework (OECD Health Working Paper No. 23, March 2006).
Value and Quality of Care
Quality of care is one of the key dimensions of value. Through ongoing national and international efforts, such as the System of Health Accounts, information on health care spending is expanding, yet information on the value that health services create is still limited.
At the end of 2010, a public Forum on the Quality of Care was held to raise awareness to the importance of measuring quality for the good of patients and health budgets alike. A key publication, Improving Value in Health Care was released for this event. This year, a series of country reviews are being initiated in this area.
Areas of work
Further data on quality of care indicators from OECD and several non-OECD countries, along with charts, are also available for download. Please visit the page for each area of work above to view this data.
Data and information on quality indicators for communicable diseases (screening and immunisation), cancer (screening and mortality) along with various other indicators related to lifestyle and prevention can be found through the database OECD Health Statistics and in Health at a Glance 2013.
Related Work and Documents
Information on related initiatives and collaborations as well as a full list of HCQI related publications are available here.
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OECD Series on Health Care Quality Reviews
Forum on the Quality of Care
European Diabetes Leadership Forum (EDLF), Copenhagen, 25-26 April 2012