Implement to Evaluate Care Quality

To use patient-reported outcome measures to evaluate care quality, use the same strategies as when implementing for patient care, with particular attention to minimizing missing data.

Components of Implementation for Value-based Health Care

Developed by EIT Health through 240 expert interviews in 22 European countries and 20 medical centers, the Implementing Value-Based Care in Europe handbook provides tools and best practices for:

  • Collecting patient-reported outcome measures in value-based health care
  • Creating scorecard
  • Comparing to benchmarks
  • Using outcome-based incentives
  • Engaging in improvement cycles
  • Forging collaborations with external partners

Strategies for Complete Data Collection

  • When outcome measures are used to compare health systems, having complete and consistent data is critical for minimizing bias.
  • It is common for patients to receive care at different healthcare organizations and to miss follow-up appointments. Therefore, strategies for collecting follow-up measures outside of in-person appointments are necessary.
  • Identify and collect clinical and demographic variables (e.g., age, sex, smoking status) used in risk adjustment by payers.

Case Studies

  • Ten case studies from different European health systems are provided in the 2020 Implementing Value-Based Health Care in Europe handbook. Access it here>>

EIT Health, Implementing Value-Based Health Care in Europe: Handbook for Pioneers (Director: Gregory Katz), 2020.