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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.

Title Value in health care : accounting for cost, quality, safety, outcomes, and innovation : workshop summary / Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care ; Pierre L. Yong, LeighAnne Olsen, and J. Michael McGinnis ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages) : illustrations
Series The learning healthcare system series
Learning healthcare system series.
Contents The need to improve value in health care -- Stakeholder perspectives on value -- Approaches to assessing value: illustrative examples -- Approaches to improving value: consumer incentives -- Approaches to improving value: provider and manufacturer payments -- Approaches to improving value: organization and structure of care -- Aligning the system to promote value: now and in the future -- Common themes and opportunities for action
Summary The United States has the highest per capita spending on health care of any industrialized nation. Yet despite the unprecedented levels of spending, harmful medical errors abound, uncoordinated care continues to frustrate patients and providers, and U.S. healthcare costs continue to increase. The growing ranks of the uninsured, an aging population with a higher prevalence of chronic diseases, and many patients with multiple conditions together constitute more complicating factors in the trend to higher costs of care. A variety of strategies are beginning to be employed throughout the health system to address the central issue of value, with the goal of improving the net ration of benefits obtained per dollar spent on health care. However, despite the obvious need, no single agreed-upon measure of value or comprehensive, coordinated systemwide approach to assess and improve the value of health care exists. Without this definition and approach, the path to achieving greater value will be characterized by encumbrance rather than progress. To address the issues central to defining, measuring, and improving value in health care, the Institute of Medicine convened a workshop to assemble prominent authorities on healthcare value and leaders of patient, payer, provider, employer, manufacturer, government, health policy, economics, technology assessment, informatics, health services research, and health professions communities. The workshop, summarized in this volume, facilitated a discussion of stakeholder perspectives on measuring and improving value in health care, identifying the key barriers and outlining the opportunities for next steps."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Health -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical care -- Quality -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical care -- United States -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Medical care, Cost of -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical economics -- United States -- Congresses.
Health Care Costs.
Economics, Medical.
Health Policy.
Quality of Health Care.
Safety Management.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author McGinnis, J. Michael.
Olsen, LeighAnne.
Yong, Pierre L.
ISBN 0309121833 (electronic bk.)
9780309121835 (electronic bk.)