Today in Brussels, the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) clinical director for quality improvement and patient safety, Dr John Dean, will take part in the latest 'Value of Health: Improving Outcomes’ multi-stakeholder roundtable to discuss reducing low-value care and waste and health outcomes measurement.
Francesca Colombo, head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) health division, will give a keynote speech drawing on the recent OECD report Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health, with other speakers including Nathalie Moll, director general of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations; Johanna Caro Mendivelso of the Catalan Agency for Healthcare Quality and Assessment; and Simone van Dulmen of the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ Healthcare) at Radboud University Medical Centre.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to work together on the development of the second Value of Health consensus document.
Last year, the RCP endorsed the Value of Health initiative and consensus statement which calls for a stronger focus on health outcomes, including a more robust approach to how they are measured. Other partners in the project include the European Patients' Forum, the Royal College of Nursing and Cancer Research UK.