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Title: Value-based public health: Moving beyond value-based health care to support a wellbeing economy.
Authors: Raymond K
Haddock R
Nathan S
Harrison R
Meyer L
Citation: © 2023 Australian Health Promotion Association.
Health Promot J Austr. 2023 May 18. doi: 10.1002/hpja.736.
Abstract: While value-based health care (VBHC) is transforming Australia's health system, with its focus on patient-centred care and outcomes, it cannot transform Australia's health without policy action to address the social determinants of health. Australia is moving towards a wellbeing economy, but governments have not been explicit in the methods by which the health system will contribute to the development of a wellbeing economy at a macro level. It is also unclear how governments will ensure that approaches to valuing wellbeing will complement current health care innovations in defining and evaluating value in relation to health outcomes. To address this gap, we present a value-based public health (VBPH) framework to conceptualise a health-informed model to expand current thinking about defining, delivering and evaluating the value of population health and wellbeing. The framework provides a critical and innovative approach beyond VBHC for improving population health and wellbeing outcomes, in alignment with principles and measures being put forth in early examples of governments using wellbeing economy policies. In VBPH, the focus is on ensuring value in interventions to improve population outcomes. VBPH offers an approach for joined-up policy across government, using Health in All Policies for multi-sector public health interventions in response to population needs, across full cycles of policy development, implementation and evaluation. It promotes social return on investment methods to measure outcomes that matter to diverse stakeholders within and across communities. VBPH also requires cost estimation from a whole of government perspective, across complete cycles and stages of policy.
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Journal title: Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
Publication Date: 2023-05
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1002/hpja.736
Orcid: 0000-0002-6694-5862
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