Performance Measures in Healthcare Policy Think Tank

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Submitted on 17/10/2013

The promise and perils of performance measures in healthcare: Australian and international experiences     Geared toward health policymakers, practitioners and researchers, the Think Tank focussed on the growing  prevalence of performance measures in healthcare and explore their benefits and disadvantages.      Presentations given by respected national and international experts examined Australian and  international experiences with performance measures, drawing on the expertise of policymakers,  health services providers and academics.      Performance measures, particularly as monitoring devices, have been touted as a driver for safety  and quality improvement and, conversely, blamed for health services focusing on a narrow range of  outcomes at the expense of the patient. They can be used to promote learning about better  practices and quality improvements, and, in some circumstances, they provide a means for  sanctioning and control. Performance measures, however, may also have unintended consequences  and perverse effects.     

Presentations

Amanda Smullen, ANU
Amanda Smullen, ANU
Roland Bal, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Roland Bal, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Bernie Harrison, IHPA
Bernie Harrison, IHPA
Judith Healy, ANU
Judith Healy, ANU