Value Framework

4 11, 2019

Urgent! Higher value urgent care only comes with a systems perspective

2019-11-04T07:42:06+00:00

Paper of the Week: 4th November 2019 This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Tim Wilson Full reference and title from the journal: Convenient primary care and emergency hospital utilisation, Edward W. Pinchbeck,  Journal of Health Economics 68 (2019) 102242. Link to paper, click here Authors conclusion: Participation and utilisation decisions lie at the heart of many public policy questions. Convenience-oriented primary care services divert three times as many patients from emergency visits, largely because patients can attend without appointments. 3V bottom line: High value interventions are neglected in favour of lower value interventions when we do not think of populations and outcomes that matter. 3VH - Implications for value: This analysis in this interesting paper [...]

Urgent! Higher value urgent care only comes with a systems perspective2019-11-04T07:42:06+00:00
24 09, 2019

Paper of the Week: 24th September 2019 – Finite resources come in many forms, especially carbon

2019-09-24T09:57:57+00:00

This week’s blog is brought to you by: Managing Director, Dr Tim Wilson Full reference and title from the journal: International comparison of health care carbon footprints, Peter-Paul Pichler et al 2019 Environ. Res. Lett. 14 064004. Web Link to Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab19e1/meta#erlab19e1s3 Authors conclusion: The health care sectors of the 36 countries studied were responsible for 1.6 Gt of CO2 emissions or 4.4% of the global total in 2014 (35.7 Gt). The health carbon footprints of China, the US, Japan, India and Germany were similar to the total national footprints of Canada, Italy, Greece, Finland, and Hungary respectively. In an international ranking of total national carbon footprints, the health carbon footprints of China and the US would rank [...]

Paper of the Week: 24th September 2019 – Finite resources come in many forms, especially carbon2019-09-24T09:57:57+00:00
15 08, 2019

Paper of the Week: 15th August 2019 – Why productivity isn’t enough

2019-08-15T06:25:59+00:00

This week's paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Tim Wilson, Managing Director Full reference and title from the journal: Atella, V., Belotti, F., Bojke, C., Castelli, A., Grašič, K., Kopinska, J., … Street, A. (2019). How health policy shapes healthcare sector productivity? Evidence from Italy and UK. Health Policy, 123(1), 27–36. WEB LINK TO PAPER Authors conclusion Productivity growth is measured as the rate of change in outputs over the rate of change in inputs. We find that the overall NHS productivity growth index increased by 10% over the whole period, at an average of 1.39% per year, while SSN productivity increased overall by 5%, at an average of 0.73% per year. Our results [...]

Paper of the Week: 15th August 2019 – Why productivity isn’t enough2019-08-15T06:25:59+00:00