Moderator: Bruce Stuart, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA
Speakers: Beth Beaudin-Seiler, PhD, Senior Analyst, Center for Value in Health Care, Altarum, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Adrian Towse, MA, MPhil, Director Emeritus, Office of Health Economics, London, UK; William Padula, PhD, Assistant Professor, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The aim of this educational symposium is to discuss why we should seek value across the health care system and how we can apply existing research methods to measure the value of services. While considerable political attention in developed countries continues to be focused on drug spending, there is also growing awareness of the significant contribution of non-drug components of health care (e.g., hospital services and inefficient care delivery) to overall spending growth and patient affordability. At the same time, there is growing interest in making greater use of value assessment and value-based payment to control spending and better align it with care quality. In order to promote greater value, and to do so in ways that respond to the needs of payers and patients, it is essential to assess value across both drug- and non-drug interventions and health care services. This panel will offer expert viewpoints to identify and discuss gaps in value information, rationale and approaches to track and reduce system-wide low value care, and research methods for how to measure health care services.
Conference/Value in Health Info
2019-11, ISPOR Europe 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark