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Rationale for performance measurement


The will to participate in the PATH project means an agreement with the general orientation of PATH'09, understanding in particular that PATH is a tool to measure and manage hospital performance, and to foster and support a culture of measurement and continuous improvement.  It means an agreement of hosptial leaders to the principles of performance measurement presented in the Tallinn Charter (click the link) and in the Vienna Statement on Hospital Performance Assessment (click the link).



The Tallinn Charter has been developed for two years and was unanimously adopted by the WHO European Ministerial Conference that was held in Tallinn on June 25-27, 2008.

The major purpose of the document is to strengthen health systems in Europe, while acknowledging social, cultural and economic diversity in the region.



Vienna Statement has been adopted by the 2nd International WHO Conference on PATH held in Vienna on July 4th,  2008.