Productivity growth in outpatient child and adolescent mental health services: the impact of case-mix adjustment.

@article{Halsteinli2010ProductivityGI,
  title={Productivity growth in outpatient child and adolescent mental health services: the impact of case-mix adjustment.},
  author={Vidar Halsteinli and Sverre A. C. Kittelsen and J. D. Magnussen},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={439-446}
}
The performance of health service providers may be monitored by measuring productivity. However, the policy value of such measures may depend crucially on the accuracy of input and output measures. In particular, an important question is how to adjust adequately for case-mix in the production of health care. In this study, we assess productivity growth in Norwegian outpatient child and adolescent mental health service units (CAMHS) over a period characterized by governmental utilization of… CONTINUE READING