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Impact of a value-oriented care purchasing process for total joint arthroplasty

Leus, M. (2020) Impact of a value-oriented care purchasing process for total joint arthroplasty.

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Abstract:Healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands increase by an average of 2,9 percent per year. As a result, the healthcare system is challenged by a need to rationalize resources and to improve efficiency and effectiveness. At this moment, many inefficiencies exist in healthcare. The principal goal is to look carefully at what sensible care is for patients. This can be done by looking at the value of patient care. This means health outcomes achieved which matter to patients per euro spent to achieve those outcomes. Company X has developed a value-orientated care purchasing process, based on principles of VBHC. The main goals of this process are to maximize value of patient care, increase quality of care and reduce healthcare costs. At this moment, there exists limited evidence of actual cost savings and quality improvements due to introduction of value-added programs. Therefore, this study will try to assess if the value-oriented care purchasing process (VOP) for knee and hip arthroplasty developed at Company X contributes to a higher value of healthcare.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
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