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QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE, ACCREDITATION, AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN CROATIA: ROLE OF AGENCY FOR QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION IN HEALTH

MITTERMAYER, RENATO; HUIĆ, MIRJANA; MEŠTROVIĆ, JOSIPA;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Acta medica Croatica, volume 64, issue 5 (issn: 1330-0164, eissn: 1848-8897, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia
Abstract
Avedis Donabedian defined the quality of care as the kind of care, which is expected to maximize an inclusive measure of patient welfare, after taking into account the balance of expected gains and losses associated with the process of care in all its segments. According to the World Medical Assembly, physicians and health care institutions have an ethical and professional obligation to strive for continuous quality improvement of services and patient safety with the ultimate goal to improve both individual patient outcomes as well as population health. Health technology assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process that summarizes information about the medica...
Subjects
free text keywords: kvaliteta zdravstvene zaštite; akreditacija; procjena zdravstvenih tehnologija; Agencija za kvalitetu i akreditaciju u zdravstvu RH, health care quality; accreditation; health technology assessment; Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health; Croatia
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