Quality of health and care services in the EU - report

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From press release:

'On the 11th of July Eurofound published a report, based on data from its European Quality of Life 2016 Survey, looking at the use, access to, and perceptions of quality in relation to health services long-term care and childcare across the European Union.

'The point of departure for this research is a growing interest in developing monitoring and establishing indicators on access to quality social services in EU policy circles. References to ‘quality of public services’ have grown and spread across EU-level policy documents for more than a decade. The European Pillar of Social Rights has been an important milestone as many of its principles refer to specific public services and explicitly state that the services have to be of good quality. Monitoring and assessing quality are likely to be important in assessing the implementation of the Pillar.

'In the report, services are considered to be of high quality if they are easily accessible, the quality of care received is high, people are treated equally by the services and the services are free of corruption, following the approach of the EU Social Protection Committee (SPC)’s 2010 voluntary European Quality Framework for social services, which suggests monitoring input, output and process-related dimensions and considers access as part of quality...'

Read more: http://www.coface-eu.org/europe/quality-of-health-and-care-services-in-the-eu/

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