For decades, providers in the United States operated according to a model of volume-based care, under the general assumption that more care was better. In recent years, however, important developments in policy and payment and innovations in disease management, complex case management, population health, predictive analytics, and decision support have contributed to a paradigm shift toward value-based care. Organizations are now striving to eliminate waste, deliver higher-quality care at a lower cost, and increase patient satisfaction.
The Core Elements of Value in Healthcare provides a comprehensive introduction to value in healthcare as it relates to policy, delivery, finance, economics, strategy, public health, population health, operations, compliance, managed care, accountable care, and preventive medicine. The concepts of this book are reinforced through case examples and detailed discussion questions that encourage readers to apply the key principles as they learn.