To deliver on the promise of universal health coverage, regions and countries need to invest in high-quality health systems and put quality of care at the forefront of priority setting and agenda. The Western Pacific Region and its member countries should establish measurements and standards to ensure delivery of high-quality services. In order to effectively do so, individual and system capacities to measure and use quality-of-care data should be strengthened, localized initiatives to develop quality-of-care measures of practice and policy relevance need to be carried out, accountability mechanisms should be in place, and the role of quality as a driver of better health outcomes and economic benefits should be emphasized among all stakeholders. Such initiatives will ensure that quality-of-care measures are "measurements for action"toward quality improvement and reform.
Loreche AM, Pepito VCF, Hartigan-Go KY, Dayrit MM. Measuring quality of care for universal health coverage in the Western Pacific. Int J Qual Health Care. 2023 Oct 25;35(4):mzad084. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzad084. PMID: 37768148; PMCID: PMC10599638.