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A System of Health Accounts 2011

Revised edition

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A System of Health Accounts 2011: Revised Edition provides an updated and systematic description of the financial flows related to the consumption of health care goods and services. As demands for information increase and more countries implement and institutionalise health accounts according to the system, the data produced are expected to be more comparable, more detailed and more policy relevant. It builds on the original OECD Manual, published in 2000, and the Guide to Producing National Health Accounts to create a single global framework for producing health expenditure accounts that can help track resource flows from sources to uses. It is the result of a collaborative effort between the OECD, WHO and the European Commission, and sets out in more detail the boundaries, the definitions and the concepts – responding to health care systems around the globe – from the simplest to the more complicated.

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Price and Volume Measures

Getting more value for money is a common interest of policy makers and consumers. While progress has been made since the release of the first edition of the SHA Manual, there remains concern among policy makers and statisticians that the difficult task of price and volume measurement in health care needs more attention. This chapter provides a methodological discussion and several illustrative examples of the developmental work related to health care prices and volumes.

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