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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CATEGORY OF HEALTHCARE EFFICIENCY

The efficiency category is one of the essentials in the healthcare organization and economics along with the accessibility and quality categories. At the same time, the essence of the category of the healthcare efficiency is complex, multifaceted, multicomponent and has its own features when being understood and applied. Among such specific features, one is in the fact that, unlike other economic spheres and sectors, the useful activity in the healthcare is evaluated by three effects — medical, social and economic.

The article was targeted at considering the essence of the “healthcare efficiency” category basing on its essential characteristics being the indicators for planning and the criteria for evaluating the activities and as well at outlining the basics of the methodology for calculating those indicators.