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Implementing models of care for musculoskeletal conditions in health systems to support value-based care

Implementing models of care for musculoskeletal conditions in health systems to support value-based care

Synopsis

Recognition is growing that to create patient‐centred care, health‐care organizations need to more directly engage patients across the spectrum of health‐care design and quality improvement. We highlight two papers that emphasize the necessity of implementing models and frameworks for research and  the clinical setting. From: Abstract

Models of Care (MoCs), and their local Models of Service Delivery, for people with musculoskeletal conditions are becoming an acceptable way of supporting effective implementation of value-based care. MoCs can support the quadruple aim of value-based care through providing people with musculoskeletal disease improved access to health services, better health outcomes and satisfactory experience of their healthcare; ensure the health professionals involved are experiencing satisfaction in delivering such care and health system resources are better utilised. Implementation of MoCs is relevant at the levels of clinical practice (micro), service delivery organisations (meso) and health system (macro) levels. The development, implementation and evaluation of MoCs has evolved over the last decade to more purposively engage people with lived experience of their condition, to operationalise the Chronic Care Model and to employ innovative solutions. This paper explores how MoCs have evolved and are supporting the delivery of value-based care in health systems..

From: Abstract

Key Points

This study demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of including a roughly equal number of patients and clinical providers/staff in design events and ensuring that the patients represent diverse perspectives.

The evidence is clear that the development, implementation and evaluation of MoCs must rely more on the involvement of those with the lived experience. Their involvement must be in collaboration with those who provide care, their managers and funders.

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