The National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS) was established in 1993. It is a non-economic public body subject to oversight by the Ministry of Health.
The mission of AGENAS is to support the Ministry of Health, the Regions and the Bodies of the NHS to make the health system sustainable and capable of managing situations of high clinical and organizational complexity, ensuring that the services delivered by the health establishments across the Country comply with the quality, quantity, safety, efficacy, efficiency, appropriateness and fairness standards.
These goals are achieved mainly through systematic measurement, analysis, assessment and monitoring activities that show up any weak points in the healthcare organizations, before anomalies occur in the delivery of the healthcare services, so that corrective measures may be adopted in a timely fashion and best practices be spread.
For more information, see:
Some page of the site in English:
- Health Technology Assessment:
- The correct use of the emergency services (LINK)
- Quality and appropriateness
- International research (LINK)