The OECD has just published ‘Better ways to pay for health care‘ as part of their Health Policy Studies series.
This publication points out that payers for health care are trying a variety of policies as part of broader efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Any reform requires other measures to be in place, such as well-developed stakeholder involvement, clear criteria for tariff setting and the embedding of evaluation.
Evidence-based clinical guidelines and outcomes are increasingly being used to inform price setting, which could encourage better use of evidence and a patient-centred approach – both of which are important to improve health care delivery and performance in the long run.
To download Better ways to pay for health care from the oecd-ilibrary.org website