Friday, 9 November 2018

Outpatients: the future – adding value through sustainability

Outpatients: the future – adding value through sustainability The traditional model of outpatient care is no longer fit for purpose, ie speciality opinion, diagnosis and disease monitoring. It places unnecessary financial and time costs on patients, clinicians, the NHS and the public purse. Growing demand and expectations cannot be, and are not being, met by the status quo. It is no longer acceptable to solely consider the cost of clinical interventions in relation to individual health outcomes.

In order to continue to deliver high-quality healthcare, we must start to think in terms of value and sustainability; identifying a balance between cost and outcomes (value) and long-term impacts (sustainability). Royal College of Physicians

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