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Monitoring prioritisation in the public health-care sector by use of medical guidelines. The case of Norway.
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PMID:  20853521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper presents a new way to monitor priority settings in public health-care systems. We take departure in medical guidelines prescribing acceptable waiting times for different medical descriptions. Allocating ICD10 codes to the medical descriptions, we are able to compare actual waiting times to the recommended maximum waiting times. This way we use the medical guidelines as a tool for monitoring prioritisation in the health sector. In an application, using data from the Norwegian Patient Register, we test statistically for compliance with the guidelines. The results indicate that patients suffering from the most severe conditions are receiving too low priority in the Norwegian health-care sector relative to patients of lower priority. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
Jan Erik Askildsen; Tor Helge Holmås; Oddvar Kaarboe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health economics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1099-1050     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Econ     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306780     Medline TA:  Health Econ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  958-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Uni Rokkansenteret and Health Economics Bergen, HEB, Norway.
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