15NRHC Recommendation - 03/26/2019 - 18:10

We call on governments (state and federal) to introduce performance and accounting measures that measure wellbeing in the broader sense (complete state of physical ,social and emotional wellbeing not merely the absence of disease or infirmity), rather than the narrow focus on KPIs related to health service activity and costs. By expanding what we measure, we can shift and broaden the attention of health system managers and policy makers to include a conscious focus on a wider and deeper range of 'capitals' (human capital, social capital, cultural capital, spiritual capital, environmental capital etc), which will drive system investment into people, populations and the planet, and amplify the positive impact of the health system.

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