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A WHOLE SYSTEM APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE

Limited resources and fixed budgets mean healthcare systems often face difficult decisions when it comes time to allocate those resources. But what if they shifted from a cost to a value perspective? Decisions with Value is an initiative to help those working within the NHS achieve the greatest improvement in health outcomes possible, within the fixed budget or resources available.

IDEA LAB

A WHOLE SYSTEM APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE

Limited resources and fixed budgets mean healthcare systems often face difficult decisions when it comes time to allocate those resources. But what if they shifted from a cost to a value perspective? Decisions with Value is an initiative to help those working within the NHS achieve the greatest improvement in health outcomes possible, within the fixed budget or resources available.

Guided by an independent Steering Committee of UK experts and funded by AbbVieDecisions with Value has developed three practical guides for Providers, Commissioners and Healthcare Professionals. These guides provide tools and case studies to support NHS staff in the implementation of value-based decisions in everyday practice.

 

Each of these guides uses a ‘Triple Value Definition’ that breaks down value into three separate components – personal, technical and allocative. In contrast to cost cutting approaches, considering value in this way can deliver improved clinical, financial and patient outcomes, alongside achieving a better experience for patients.

 

The Decisions with Value guides illustrate how this whole system approach can be applied to all types of healthcare decision making and offer support to overcome barriers to implementation. For an introduction and overview, download the Kickstarting Value in the NHS report and the infographics.

Download the eu whitepaper