The Hilltop Institute
Picture of The Hilltop Institute's building (Sondheim Hall) and the Commons at UMBC.
Link to UMBC HomepageHospital Community Benefit Program
  Home >> Publications

Link to Home Page

Link to About Us

Link to Areas of Expertise

Link to Services

Link to Symposia and Meetings

Link to News and Bulletins

Link to Staff

Link to Research and Career Opportunities

Link to Publications and Presentations

Link to Resources and Links

Link to Contact Us

Health System Performance Measurement: New Zealand and Maryland

July 01, 2005

In this report, Ian Axford Fellow John O'Brien, former director of acute care policy at The Hilltop Institute (as the Center for Health Program Development and Management), compares performance measurement in the New Zealand health care delivery system with performance measurement in HealthChoice, Maryland's Medicaid managed care program. As illustrated by these two health care delivery systems, performance measurement is likely to be an evolving set of metrics that can be applied for a variety of purposes. Indeed, performance measurement offers a window into the biases and thought processes of policymakers and offers important lessons for health care delivery.

Click here to view the publication.