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Gac Sanit. 2016 Nov;30 Suppl 1:9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.05.005.

[Transparency in public health decision-making].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS), Barcelona, España; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), España; Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, España. Electronic address: agarciaaltes@gencat.cat.
2
Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS), Barcelona, España.

Abstract

Improving the quality and transparency of governmental healthcare decision-making has an impact on the health of the population through policies, organisational management and clinical practice. Moreover, the comparison between healthcare centres and the transparent feedback of results to professionals and to the wider public contribute directly to improved results. The "Results Centre" of the Catalan healthcare system measures and disseminates the results achieved by the different healthcare centres in order to facilitate a shared decision-making process, thereby enhancing the quality of healthcare provided to the population of Catalonia (Spain). This is a pioneering initiative in Spain and is aligned with the most advanced countries in terms of policies of transparency and accountability.

KEYWORDS:

Accountability; Benchmarking; Central de Resultados; Evaluación de políticas; Policy evaluation; Rendición de cuentas; Results Centre; Transparencia; Transparency

PMID:
27837801
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.05.005
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