Implementing value‐based health care at scale: the NSW experience

Su‐Jen Yap, Roberto Forero, David Greenfield and Kenneth M Hillman
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50745
Published online: 21 September 2020

To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Koff and Lyons1 and agree that there is a need to develop, implement and evaluate health systems around patient needs and wishes. Implementing value‐based health care is an excellent initiative to address sustainability and patient‐centred care.2 Genuine reform requires a transition away from volume‐based service contracting towards a multidisciplinary approach focused on evidence of improved outcomes.1,2 This would reward doctors and the system for keeping patients healthy and independent in their own homes, with community support, for as long as possible.2

  • Su‐Jen Yap1
  • Roberto Forero1,2
  • David Greenfield3
  • Kenneth M Hillman2

  • 1 Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 UNSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Australian institute of Health Service Management, University of Tasmania, Sydney, NSW


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