Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA)
In February 2014, the Council Work Party on Public Health at Senior Level invited Member States and the Commission to set up an Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA). The Expert Group was established in September 2014.
Assessing the performance of health systems is useful to properly understand how they work, and therefore to carry out actions to improve them. Performance assessment offers the transparency that is essential for securing accountability for health systems, thereby improving their functioning.
A sound assessment is essential to:
- identify good and bad practice;
- strengthen effectiveness of care;
- increase accessibility;
- improve the safety of patients.
Knowing how the health system works is the precondition to design effective health system reforms for the benefit of citizens.
Structural and organisational framework:
- Terms of reference
- Rules of procedure
- Expert Group meetings (agenda, minutes and documents)
- Participants (see list below)
|Austria – Gesundheit Österreich, Federal Ministry of Health||Ireland - Department of Health|
|Belgium - National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance||Latvia - Ministry of Health|
|Bulgaria - Ministry of Health||Lithuania - Ministry of Health|
|Croatia – Ministry of Health||Luxembourg - Ministry of Health|
|Cyprus - Ministry of Health||Malta - Ministry for Energy and Health|
|Czech Republic - Ministry of Health||Netherlands - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment|
|Denmark - Ministry of Health||Poland - Ministry of Health|
|Estonia - Ministry of Social Affairs||Portugal - Ministry of Health|
|Finland - Ministry of Social Affairs and Health||Romania - Ministry of Health|
|France – Ministry of Health||Slovakia - Ministry of Health|
|Germany - Federal Ministry of Health||Slovenia - Ministry of Health|
|Greece - National School of Public Health||Spain - Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality|
|Hungary - National Healthcare Service Center||Sweden - National Board of Health and Welfare|
|Italy - National Agency of Regional Health Services (AGENAS)||United Kingdom - Department of Health|
|Norway - Norwegian Directorate of Health, Division of Health Economics and Financing|
|OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development|
|WHO - World Health Organization|
|European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies|