Multi-directional Robust Benefit of the Doubt model: a comprehensive measure for the quality of health care in OECD countries
Pignataro, G.; and
Calogero Guccio ()
Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers from HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York
While individual indicators in health care quality assessment provide detailed insights into specific aspects, they often fail to capture the full and relevant information. Consequently, there is a growing need to develop composite measures that comprehensively assess the overall quality or performance of health care systems, especially those not covered by official OECD measures. A novel multi-directional robust Benefit of the Doubt approach is proposed to measure overall health care quality, through a composite indicator, while, at the same time, highlighting the potential improvement directions for each single component indicator. The method is developed within a robust framework. To show its advantages, the approach is applied, first, to simulated data, and then to country-level OECD data, drawn from the Healthcare Quality and Outcomes program, relative to acute care services.
Keywords: robust composite indicators; non-compensatory; multi-directional benefit of the doubt; health care quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C43 C44 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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