Just take a moment to reflect on how you imagine your ideal retirement. It is likely that your goals include remaining active, traveling to exciting places or spending time with your family and loved ones. These or similar thoughts are common for many people around the world, yet the prospect of achiving them can be limited due to the impact chronic diseases are having on our societies.
Value-based Healthcare (VBHC) represents a change in philosophy for healthcare systems. By putting the patient at the centre and focusing on what brings quality to the patient’s daily life, the model aims at improving the outcomes of medical treatments while containing the costs. It is not a matter about the volume of attention the healthcare system provides to the patient, but the value of such attention.