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Title: Appropriateness in health care services : report on a WHO workshop, Koblenz, Germany 23-25 March 2000
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The Workshop, held with the support of the German Ministry of Health, reviewed evidence of appropriate and inappropriate services, and exchanged information on the meaning of appropriateness, methods of identifying appropriate and inappropriate services, and strategies for increasing the proportion of services that are appropriate. Appropriateness is a complex, fuzzy issue that defines care that is effective (based on valid evidence), efficient (cost-effective), and consistent with the ethical principles and preferences of relevant individuals, communities or society. Progress will require a greater alignment of the expectations of patients, professionals, provider organizations, purchasers, politicians and the public at large. Governments, and other organizations responsible for the provision of quality health care, will need to invest in participatory research on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, support the dissemination of research results, encourage public debate on the ethical principles of prioritization and promote consensus on the principles on which to base the goals of a health care service
Description: The full text electronic version in German is attached under Electronic access at the bottom of the record
EURO
EUR/00/5022388
27 p.
Subject: Delivery of Health Care
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Health Services Research
Appropriate technology
Health economics
Health Services Needs and Demand
Practice guidelines
United Kingdom
Germany
Belarus
Europe
metadata.dc.subject.other: Health Management and Planning
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5022388
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108350
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