The RCP will today, alongside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European groups representing patients, researchers and the healthcare industry, attend the launch of The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes multi-stakeholder initiative report at the European Parliament in Brussels.
RCP president Andrew Goddard will also provide a keynote video presentation on ‘Improving Health Systems through Quality Improvement – the Future Hospital’ at the launch. In attendance from the RCP are Kacey Cogle, Future Health Project lead, and Paul Belcher, RCP principal European advisor.
Speakers on the agenda include Mark Pearson (deputy director for employment, labour and social affairs, OECD) and Andrzej Ryś, (director, health systems, medicinal products & innovation, European Commission), Christina Akerman, senior advisor, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, and Nikos Dedes, chair, European AIDS Treatment Group.
The final report is based on the discussions and findings of the Value of Health initiative over the past 4 years, including seven multi-stakeholder roundtables, and working groups on patient-centred outcomes, public health outcomes, and the analysis of health outcomes variation.
While many of the case studies in the report are taken from projects and initiatives in west European countries, the findings and perspectives provided by the report are relevant to health systems in all EU member states. The report is divided into two main chapters: the first provides a multi-stakeholder perspective on the concept of value in health systems; the second explores how health outcome measures can be used to improve value.