August 8, 2017, Vol 318, No. 6, Pages 493-584
Challenges in International Comparison of Health Care Systems
Irene Papanicolas, PhD; Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
JAMA. 2017;318(6):515-516. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9392
This Viewpoint discusses the challenges in cross-national comparisons of health care system performance, including defining the responsibilities of the health system, managing limitations of data, and accounting for different values in different nations.