Call for Abstracts
Value in Healthcare – Measuring What Matters
Call for Abstracts
With the launch of its new series focusing on value in healthcare, Healthcare Papers will explore a range of issues related to value in Canadian and international health systems. The objective of the series of articles is to provide readers with a comprehensive discussion of themes that describe, apply and evaluate value. These include:
- Defining what value in health systems looks like and the intended outcomes from a common value agenda.
- Evaluating what sources of data are needed to measure value in health systems.
- Considering the role of - and necessary investments in - policy, management and performance measurement.
- Discussing the culture changes necessary in different professional groups like doctors, nurses, administrators and policy makers to advance the value agenda.
- Consideration of promising health system reform options for promoting value.
Looking to the health services community, the editors of Healthcare Papers are pleased to announce a special call to all authors for an issue focused on measures and data to improve value of healthcare. Canada is among the highest spending on healthcare, yet provinces show dismal performance on many aspects of relative performance and value. Improving value for provinces’ spending on health is critical for taxpayers funding health services and for people accessing care.
Topics exploring specific aspects of value in healthcare would include:
- Determining what measures are needed to measuring, evaluating and monitoring value in healthcare. Describing the largest measurement challenges and potential policy options for addressing them.
- Proposing benchmarks that need to be in place to monitor health, survivorship and access.
- Comparative analyses of other jurisdictions measuring value, and what can we learn from other settings.
- Discussion of key policy issues regarding improving value, and may include: who are the policy makers that would be affected and what are their levers for affecting change; who is responsible for implementing change; does implementation have a sequence of steps; which levels of government are affected; and how are local delivery systems engaged?
Authors should prepare an abstract of approximately 250 words describing their proposed article. All abstracts will be equally considered by the editorial team. From among submitted abstracts, some authors will be invited to contribute a commentary. The deadline for abstracts submissions is February 11, 2019.
Abstracts and questions should be submitted to: Dianne Foster Kent, Editorial Director, Longwoods Publishing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal homepage: www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcarepapers
Author information: www.longwoods.com/pages/hp-for-authors