"International Research Project on Financing Quality in Healthcare - InterQuality"

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Spending more on healthcare often doesn’t result in improving quality, effectiveness and access to service. In several countries higher rates of physician consultations, hospital beds, or medical prescriptions per citizen result in wasting resources as compared to other countries, which have introduced modern co-payment systems, provided with safeguards, like “annual caps” or “doughnut holes”. In the latter case the overuse of resources caused by moral hazard is reduced by empowering patients. Resources that are wasted because of poor management are no longer available to reimburse innovative pharmaceuticals, buy new equipment, shorten waiting lists and improve other essential quality indicators. more >>