English, Article edition: Quality and Cost in Healthcare: A Relationship Worth Examining Craig Mitton; Francois Dionne; Stuart Peacock; ...

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  • article
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  • English

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Title
  • Quality and Cost in Healthcare: A Relationship Worth Examining
Author
  • Craig Mitton
  • Francois Dionne
  • Stuart Peacock
  • Sam Sheps
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • Debate over healthcare often focuses on two key issues: quality and cost. However, because of the unique characteristics of healthcare, this relationship is not as simple as it might seem. A recent Supreme Court of Canada judgement directly addressing aspects of quality of care, combined with related government policy, provides an impetus for a review of research on quality as it affects costs of care. Our premise is that quality problems may not be the result of financing constraints but rather quality issues are a significant contributor to funding pressures. Theoretical and empirical evidence is reviewed and the implications for decision makers are discussed. A managerial focus on cost minimisation strategies makes implementing priority setting processes challenging because it calls for behaviours that typically counter professional self-interest. We suggest that a focus on quality would ultimately provide an effective strategy to contain costs, not to mention having a positive impact on patient well-being.
  • Cost-analysis, Health-policy, Quality-of-care
  • RePEc:wkh:aheahp:v:5:y:2006:i:4:p:201-208
Language
  • English
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