The Annual Workshop of the European Society for Quality in Healthcare (ESQH), named “Performance measurement in healthcare”, was held in Zagreb at the School for Public Health “Andrija Štampar, on May 23-24, 2013. The Workshop was organised by the ESQH and the Croatian for Quality Improvement in Healthcare of the Croatian Medical Association, which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Society.
The Workshop was international, and along with the AKAZ director Ahmed Novo MD and the ASKVA director Siniša Stević MD with associates Vesna Vujić-Aleksić MD and Jagoda Berić, participants of the Workshop were representatives of associations and agencies for quality and safety in healthcare from Denmark, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Monte Negro and host Croatia.
The first day of the Workshop brought subjects on performance measurement in healthcare with presentation of the Croatian results of the WHO PATH project (World Health Organisation Performance measurement tools for hospitals). On the second day the participants had an opportunity to learn about achievements in patient safety and safety culture. The ESQH Annual Workshop was, as always, the excellent opportunity for regional and European health professionals to share experiences and start a cooperation which would lead to healthcare quality and safety improvement.