Issue of the Month – August 2019: What does the EU think is value-based healthcare?


  Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health (EXPH), Defining value in “value-based healthcare” Link to Report, click here. Link to Factsheet, click here. Abstract “Health is considered to be an intrinsic value: a precondition for pursuing a “good life”, for obtaining other (vital) goals what people wish to pursue in life. Since universal healthcare intends to provide health to the population (patient populations as much as the whole population) the “equitable” achievement of health for all is the aim as precondition for social cohesive European societies.  Currently, “value” in the context of healthcare is often discussed as “health outcomes relative to monetized inputs”, aiming at increasing cost-effectiveness. This interpretation of “value” is perceived by the [...]