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Quality in finance of health care: the unaddressed imperative

Patrick Asubonteng Rivers (Assistant Professor of Health Administration and Policy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA)
Saundra H. Glover (Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA)

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

As the health‐care industry undergoes major change, a method of “accounting for quality” has become a key factor in health services delivery and fiscal accountability. This article examines several aspects of health care that inhibit the development of common methods of defining and accounting for quality. Key issues and characteristics of the health‐care market are addressed and the article provides a synthesis of these obstacles to the process of deriving common measures and standards of quality that may be utilized by the health‐care industry for financial decisions.

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Asubonteng Rivers, P. and Glover, S.H. (2000), "Quality in finance of health care: the unaddressed imperative", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 134-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526860010327100

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