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Performance Assessment in Primary Health Care: A Systematic Literature Review

Olena Kalinichenko (), Carla A. F. Amado () and Sérgio Santos ()
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Olena Kalinichenko: University of Algarve - Faculty of Economics and CEFAGE-UE
Carla A. F. Amado: University of Algarve - Faculty of Economics and CEFAGE-UE

CEFAGE-UE Working Papers from University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal)

Abstract: The aim of this research is to carry out a systematic literature review of the studies devoted to the performance assessment of primary health care providers. Focusing on the peculiarities of performance evaluation in the public sector, we analyse the selected empirical papers in terms of the efficacy of the developed measurement schemes. We also examine and classify performance measurement categories, dimensions, and techniques in order to provide a holistic picture of the main developments in the referred domain and to identify directions for future research.

Keywords: Primary health care; Performance assessment; Equity; Efficiency; Effectiveness. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C67 D61 I14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff and nep-hea
Date: 2013
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