Friday, May 13, 2005

Regence Group - Measuring Provider Efficiency

Until now, there lacked a systematic, empirically informed and consensus-based process to understand how best to measure cost efficiency. The need for valid, reliable, and actionable information on provider efficiency remains very high. The goal of this White Paper is to launch an ongoing process that will provide guidance to all stakeholders based on available knowledge about efficiency measurement. These recommendations are not intended to represent the “last word” on provider efficiency, rather, they are intended to create a framework that is sound enough to use as a basis for measurement today, and to act as a catalyst for stimulating the evolution of measurement as our knowledge and understanding of this field grows. To that end, an online learning community has been established at to facilitate the continued sharing of knowledge.