Output, Outcome, and Quality Adjustment in Measuring Health and Education Services
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - National Accounts and Structural Economic Statistics Division
Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 58, Issue 2, pp. 257-278, 2012
This paper provides an overview of measuring price and volume changes of the output of health and education providers. In the national accounts, outputs should reflect the results of production and these cannot normally be captured by outcome, the state of health or education of the population. However, we show that outcome information is required when it comes to quality adjustment of output measures. The paper clarifies terminology, and discusses output measurement and quality adjustment methods with a focus on health and education services.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: health and education services, non‐market output, output and outcome, quality adjustment
JEL Classification: E01, I10, I20, O47Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 4, 2012
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