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.

2809, 2020

BookPod – Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer

Book: Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions Author: Gerd Gigerenzer Teaser: Repeated research studies demonstrate that doctors and patients alike overestimate the likelihood of benefits and underestimate the likelihood of harms. That is because we do not understand risk. Gerd Gigerenzer, [...]

2109, 2020

BookPod – The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel Castells

Book: The Rise of the Network Society - The Information Age Author: Manuel Castells Teaser: This book, the first in Castells′ ground–breaking trilogy, is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. [...]

1409, 2020

BookPod – Organisational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Schein

Book: Organisational Culture and Leadership Author: Edgar Schein Teaser: The great management expert Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Repeated studies have shown the importance of culture on healthcare importance. Yet, almost all healthcare reform focuses on structural [...]

209, 2020

BookPod – Complex Organizations by Charles Perrow

Book: Complex Organizations Author: Charles Perrow Teaser: We all work in organisations. But do we understand why and how organisations work? This book is a classic text in sociology. It provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of [...]

2108, 2020

BookPod – The Knowledge-Creating Company by Nonaka & Takeuchi

Book: The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation Authors: Ikujiro Nonaka and Hiro Takeuchi Teaser: The 21st Century is the age of networks; this is the only way we can deliver the complexity of population [...]

1708, 2020

BookPod – The Spirit Level by Wilkinson and Pickett

Book: The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone Author: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett Teaser: In this book, Wilkinson and Pickett remind us that it is not poverty but inequality that causes most damage to society. They [...]

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 [...]