Volume 45 Number 2 2021 of Australian Health Review, the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association’s peer reviewed journal, was the second themed issue on value-based health care. The edition was released in time for the Value-Based Health Care Conference in May 2021.
Several articles in this issue tackle the challenges of moving from volume to value head on and provide a body of evidence demonstrating progress in the Australian health system towards outcomes-focused, value-oriented healthcare.
This issue also highlights the emerging expertise being developed amongst Australian researchers, policy makers and health service providers in crafting an approach to value in health care that is fit for purpose in the Australian health system.
The editorial, ‘Achieving greater value and equity in health care’, was written by AHHA CEO Alison Verhoeven.
The edition is available for access at: https://www.publish.csiro.au/ah/issue/10147.
NEJM catalyst brings health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians together to share innovative ideas and practical applications for enhancing the value of health care delivery. The Report from the Covid Front Lines of Value-Based Primary Care provides an insightful case study into how Oak Street Health kept patients at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the report here.
Volume 212, Issue 3, Feb 2020, Implementing value-based healthcare at scale: the NSW experience
NSW Health Secretary Elizabeth Koff and Deputy Secretary Dr Nigel Lyons recently authored an article in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).
The perspective article considers what value in health care means and how the NSW health system can deliver it at scale. It explores the worldwide challenge of health service sustainability and what the move from volume to value means for NSW Health.
Volume 43 Number 5 2019 of Australian Health Review, the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association’s peer reviewed journal, was a special edition featuring research on value-based health care and outcomes that matter to patients. A number of articles discussed the importance of collaboration between health providers and the embedding of integrated care into everyday clinical practice. In releasing the edition, AHHA CEO Alison Verhoeven said that ‘our current health system is structured to rewards, and payment for, occasions of service rather than results and outcomes that matter to patients’ – read the full media release here.
The editorial ‘Value-based healthcare – meeting the evolving needs of our population’ was written by Sally Lewis of the NHS Wales and is available Australian Health Review Policy Reflection – Value-based healthcare by Sally Lewis.
The edition is available for access at: https://www.publish.csiro.au/AH/issue/9369/
The Health Advocate is the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association’s high quality, insightful and entertaining magazine filled with the thoughts and opinions of Australia’s leading health managers, academics and clinicians. The magazine keeps you up to date on the latest developments and thinking in the Australian health system.
The June 2019 issue focuses on value and outcomes and features articles including:
– What is value in healthcare?
– New Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care
– Value and outcomes in public dental funding
– Care coordination for children with chronic conditions
Read the June edition online here