OECD Health Technical Papers

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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership methodological studies and statistical analysis presenting and interpreting new data sources, and empirical results and developments in methodology related to measuring and assessing health care and health expenditure. The papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.


Selecting Indicators for the Quality of Cardiac Care at the Health Systems Level in OECD Countries

  1. This report presents the consensus recommendations of an international expert panel on indicators for cardiac care. Using a structured review process, the panel set out to select indicators to cover five key areas: primary prevention, secondary prevention of heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, cardiac interventions and congestive heart failure. In the event, no suitable indicators for primary prevention were retained, and this report proposes 17 indicators as follows:
  1. The report describes the review process and provides a detailed discussion of the scientific soundness and policy importance of the 17 indicators ...


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