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Multi-directional Robust Benefit of the Doubt model: a comprehensive measure for the quality of health care in OECD countries

Vidoli, F.;, Fusco, E.;, Pignataro, G.; and Calogero Guccio ()

Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers from HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2023-08
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