Essential Insights

Essential Insights2018-10-07T16:53:49+00:00

Professor Sir Muir Gray will lead 3V colleagues in providing updates, acting as a catalyst to transform information on value-based healthcare into useful and usable knowledge. These updates will include essential papers for keeping abreast of and understanding value in health and healthcare.

3V regularly scans at least 30 prominent journals on medicine, healthcare and value. From these we select one seminal paper each week to draw out the important points for a paper and podcast on value.

1008, 2020

BookPod – Tracking Medicine by Jack Wennberg

Book: Tracking Medicine; a researcher’s quest to understand healthcare  Author: Jack Wennberg Teaser: When we study healthcare at a population, as opposed to institutional, level, a whole new perspective emerges- unwarranted variation. This is variation that is not [...]

308, 2020

BookPod – How Much is Enough? By Enthoven & Smith

Book: How Much is Enough? Author: Alain Enthoven & Wayne Smith Teaser: How much should we spend on people with frailty versus people with mental health problems? Unless we can answer questions like this, we cannot have high value [...]

2407, 2020

BookPod – Social Choice and Individual Values by Kenneth Arrow

Book: Social Choice and Individual Values Author: Kenneth Arrow Teaser: Making decisions, especially where there are competing priorities, is complex and sometimes impossible. Arrow describes two ways in which decisions can be made in democratic capitalist countries, markets and politics. Understanding [...]

2906, 2020

BookPod – The Strategy of Preventative Medicine by Rose

Book: The Strategy of Preventative Medicine Author: Geoffrey Rose Teaser: The current fashion is for targeting interventions towards those at higher risk. But this is often at the expense of interventions that are targeted at a whole population. [...]

2206, 2020

BookPod – Trying Hard is Not Good Enough by Friedman

Book: Trying hard is not good enough Author: Mark Friedman Teaser: Friedman’s great addition to management thinking was that we need to stop focussing on doing a lot of activity productively and start to focus on outcomes. More importantly, [...]