Measuring Value

Paying for health care value and changing our delivery systems in ways that focus on improving value, (i.e., health outcomes and patient experiences with care in relation to health care costs over time) will require advanced, patient-centered measures that help inform the care process.

Measuring the success of health care reform calls for assessing its impact on the results of care that matter most to patients, families and populations served by health care providers.

The Dartmouth Institute  is working with a broad array of leaders (in health policy, payers, consumer groups, measurement experts and health information technology vendors, etc.), to establish standard measures of outcomes, experience and costs that can be used to improve health care as it is delivered in real time to individual patients, as well as to spin off aggregate measures for system improvement, public reporting and value-based payment.

What are Patient-Reported Measures?

When used in routine care and asked over time in a consistent way, PRMs serve as the voice of the patient. Software can analyze, score, and present results for clinical decision-making. PRMs help a patient and his clinician track many long-term outcomes such as physical function, mental health, symptoms and health related quality of life that are very important to patients.  Learn More

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