Implementing value-based health care at scale—new in the Medical Journal of Australia

20 Feb 2020

A new article in the Medical Journal of Australia has discussed value-based health care in Australia, and how it can be used to ensure sustainability of the health system while delivering high-quality patient care.

They describe initiatives in New South Wales—including the Leading Better Value Care flagship program—that is a state-wide approach to designing, implementing and embedding clinically led patient‐centred models of care and assessing their impacts over time.

The authors highlighted that collaboration across all teams and organisations involved in the program was critical for its success, and that the collection of data to measure outcomes at the patient, clinician and system level is a critical enabler of value-based health care.

The AMA supports patient-centred care and using data to measure and improve health outcomes. Strong general practice is a key aspect of achieving value-based health care in Australia. Relevant position statements include General Practice in Primary Health Care – 2016, Measuring Clinical Outcomes in General Practice – 2016, and the AMA Position Statement on the Medical Home – 2015.

Read the full article in the Medical Journal of Australia here.