Outcomes-based healthcare systems
At the Value Based Healthcare Programme (VBHP) we work on Healthcare Systems, Networks and Pathways, whose relationship is shown in the diagram above.
The networks and pathways/services are the variables that can be modified to affect the system. We focus on systems because differences in demography, local politics, and resources preclude the ability to have a one-size fits all solution for the “who/how” of care delivery but we can still have one system specification that all networks and pathways/services can adhere to; the system can be seen as a normalising factor because all patients for a given condition will need the same outcomes, how those outcomes are delivered and who delivers them can certainly be different.
The VBHP design methodology relies on working with multi-stakeholder groups that include the key stakeholders in the care pathway (i.e. patients, GPs, specialists, nurses, para-health professionals, IT, commissioners, etc.) to design ideal population-based systems of care that deliver value to patients.
The current Outcomes-based Healthcare Systems we are working on include:
- Preventing stroke in patients with Atrial Fibrillation
- Preventing Falls and Fragility Fractures in people aged over 65
- Pelvic Pain
- Children with Hearing Loss
- Early Intervention in Psychosis
- End of Life and Palliative Care
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