Value based health care (VbHC): woher und wohin?

Translated title of the contribution: Value-based health care (VbHC): Whence and wither

Heiner Raspe*

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Since about 2005 VbHC has become a prominent movement on the border between population medicine and health economics. The “value” it is aiming at is defined as health care “outcomes per dollar spent”. The text focuses on the work of two prominent proponents: M.E. Porter and J.A.M. Gray. It considers background and central elements of VbHC and discusses similarities and differences between the two authors. Especially the differences raise questions that will hopefully play a role in the German discussion that is still in its infancy. Three complex topics seem to be particularly relevant: the relationship between VbHC and evidence-based health care, the question of who is to benefit from VbHC (total, diseased, patient population?), and the role of moral values especially the value of solidarity with the severely ill and socially deprived.

Translated title of the contributionValue-based health care (VbHC): Whence and wither
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2018

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)


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