by Caroline Berchet, Ian Forde, Rie Fujisawa et al.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), January 2017
As health costs continue to climb, policy makers increasingly face the challenge of ensuring that substantial spending on health is delivering value for money. At the same time, concerns about patients occasionally receiving poor‑quality health care have led to demands for greater transparency and accountability. The objective of this report is to summarise the main challenges and good practices so as to support improvements in health care quality and to help ensure that the substantial resources devoted to health are used effectively in supporting people to live healthier lives.