Health quality index in moderately prosperous society

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Author:
GUO Qing(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
WANG Xiao-he(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
WANG Sheng(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
XU Liang-wen(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
MA Hai-yan(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
HE Hua-ming(Institute for Health Policy and Management,Medicine and Public Health Management Institute, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 310036, China)
Journal Title:
CHINESE JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Issue:
Volume 3, Issue 02, 2009
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn 1674-0815.2009.02.002
Key Word:
Health quality;Index;Well-off society;Evaluation

Abstract: Objective To develop simple theories and methods for health quality evaluation in moderately prosperous society, and to establish a health quality index (HQI) model to assess the improvement in health quality. Methods Four health quality - related indexes were selected following screening. HQI was then calculated. In 5 provinces, empirical analysis of HQI was conducted. Results In F test, there was significant difference in HQI between different regions of China in 2005. Conclusions The study provides a scientific, comprehensive, sensitive, and intuitive evaluation index, HQI, which may be helpful in assessing the health level.

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