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An evaluation of value-oriented care purchasing

Leus, M.Y. (2020) An evaluation of value-oriented care purchasing.

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Abstract:Health insurers are facing numbers of major challenges as rising healthcare costs and how to increase quality of care. A solution is shifting to a focus on value of healthcare. Different value-oriented activities exist, but results are unclear. The aim of this study is to determine which value-oriented activities are most likely to influence quality and costs of care. Based on literature search, four value-oriented activities were identified; Integrated practice units / coordinated care, benchmarking, output rewarding and concentration of care. A questionnaire was developed based on existing and validated questionnaires to identify which activities or combinations of activities will result in cost savings and quality improvements. Qualitative Comparison Analysis can be used for analyzing the questionnaire using a fuzzy set. However, due to COVID-19 the questionnaire could not be disseminated among medical specialists. Instead an extensive method part is written. This study is a good start for identifying the effect of value-oriented activities. For conducting this study, there is suggested to conduct this study with a larger sample size, focus on one disease, and to take patient reported outcome measures into account.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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