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D2V Patient & System Value Core

Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH | Mark Gritz, PhD


Mission:
To focus on the science of value from multiple perspectives across the macro health care system in a way that is meaningful to all stakeholders.

These perspectives include patients, providers (individuals and health systems/organizations), payers, purchasers and policy/decision makers. The innovations this core will bring to the campus and the discipline relating to health care value will support transformative research and implementation science in two broad areas:

Focusing on the patients’ perspectives on value. By bringing in patients’ perspectives, we can get a better idea of what is truly “valuable” to patients in terms of health outcomes and well-being that can inform clinical and other decisions to increase value from multiple perspectives. This focus will also add to our understanding of tradeoffs in value among the different perspectives.

Performing economic evaluations that generate meaningful and actionable information for patients, providers, payers, purchasers and policy/decision makers. Traditional work on “value” such as cost-effectiveness analysis that compares incremental costs to payers relative to incremental outcome differences, which may or may not be of value to patients, is interesting from a societal perspective but is not entirely meaningful or actionable to a CEO of a health system or health care payers and purchasers. Our core will focus on supporting Return on Investment and Benefit-Cost Analyses from each perspective to add to our understanding of value from each perspective and sustainability of health care innovations.