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Quality in finance of health care: the unaddressed imperative

Quality in finance of health care: the unaddressed imperative As the health-care industry undergoes major change, a method of "accounting for quality" has become a key factor in health services delivery and fiscal accountability. This article examines several aspects of health care that inhibit the development of common methods of defining and accounting for quality. Key issues and characteristics of the health-care market are addressed and the article provides a synthesis of these obstacles to the process of deriving common measures and standards of quality that may be utilized by the health-care industry for financial decisions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

Quality in finance of health care: the unaddressed imperative

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/09526860010327100
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Abstract

As the health-care industry undergoes major change, a method of "accounting for quality" has become a key factor in health services delivery and fiscal accountability. This article examines several aspects of health care that inhibit the development of common methods of defining and accounting for quality. Key issues and characteristics of the health-care market are addressed and the article provides a synthesis of these obstacles to the process of deriving common measures and standards of quality that may be utilized by the health-care industry for financial decisions.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

Keywords: Health care; Finance; Accountability; Stakeholders; Efficiency

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