Our Mission: To improve health and the value of healthcare by comparing and contrasting key drivers and approaches
to addressing healthcare costs and
outcomes across the globe, with a goal
of identifying and promoting successful, relevant, and replicable
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All health systems are established to improve the quality and longevity of people’s lives. In technical terms, health care system efficiency can be measured as a ratio of performance to cost or occurs when quality of care and consumer satisfaction is maximized at a minimum cost. The challenge becomes how to measure the efficiency of the health care systems within and across countries when each country is different and universal standards of measurement are not yet fully developed or accepted. A broader approach is to consider health care system efficiency as a multi-dimensional concept with macro- and micro-level components influenced by a broad array of stakeholders and drivers – from patient utilization and provider incentives to organizational structure and public policies.