Assessing quality of care across Europe

The expert group on health systems performance assessment (HSPA) provides participating countries with a forum to exchange experiences on the use of HSPA at a national level. It also supports national policy-makers by identifying tools and methodologies for developing HSPA.

It is composed of European countries’ health authorities as well as international organisations and has recently published its first report: “So What? Strategies across Europe to assess quality of care”.

The report focuses on quality of care and is based on the exchange of experiences and knowledge among countries and with international organisations between 2014 and 2015. It sets out a selection of country cases, analyses them and draws general conclusions. The aim is to provide useful recommendations for policy makers who want to design, set up, run and evaluate a system to assess quality of care.

To read the full HSPA report on the ec.europa.eu website.