Today, the expert group on health systems performance assessment (HSPA) composed of European countries health authorities and international organisations, and co-chaired by Sweden and the Commission, publishes its first report: "So What? Strategies across Europe to assess quality of care".
The HSPA expert group, set up in 2014, provides participating countries with a forum to exchange experience on the use of HSPA at national level. It also aims to support national policy-makers by identifying tools and methodologies for developing HSPA. The overarching aim of this work is to build better health systems that help people remain healthy and ensure access to good quality healthcare for those in need.
This first report focuses on quality of care. It is based on the exchange of experiences and knowledge among countries and with international organisations between 2014 and 2015. It sets out a selection of country cases, analyses them and draws general conclusions. The aim is to provide useful recommendations for policy makers who want to design, set up, run and evaluate a system to assess quality of care