Creating Value-Based Health Care
Within the research line Creating Value-Based Healthcare (VHC) we focus on the organization, economics, policy and governance of health care innovation in the whole continuum of care from a regional, national and international perspective.
Research and impact
The research line Creating Value-Based Health Care provides high-quality multidisciplinary research and teaching focusing on innovations in health services; its goal is to improve the quality of life of citizens and patients, as well as the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of health care. We aim to achieve this by studying interventions in an innovative way addressing the broad spectrum from prevention to palliative care.
Better evaluations European health care systems through a standardised methodology
The PECUNIA project
South Limburg aims to reduce health gap by 25% in ten years
Focusing on young people to break the pattern
'Primary plus' care is a strong alternative to hospital
The right care at the right place
Research shows urgent need to teach healthy habits in primary schoolMonday, September 21, 2020
Children’s health improves if they have a healthy lunch at school, get varied exercise and are taught in class about healthy behaviour. These are the findings of the ‘Healthy Primary School of the Future’ project, the final results of which will be announced during a symposium in Venlo on Tuesday, September 22.
Show the importance of public health, especially now!Monday, September 7, 2020
With an inspiring campaign in Maastricht, Public Health students of Maastricht University have contributed to the launch of the global initiative 'This is Public Health' (TIPH). Their goal? To showcase what public health is and why it is so vitally important for promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of our communities.
ZonMw grant for study on the effect of the coronacrisis on hospitals in LimburgTuesday, July 7, 2020
Dirk Ruwaard, Daan Westra (RL Creating Value-Based Health Care) and their team received a ZonMw grant of €493.413 for their research project 'Improve, adapt, overwork? Understanding and learning from hospitals' adaptations to COVID-19 and their effects on professional functioning and recovery'.
Aggie Paulus appointed Professor of ‘Economics of Education and Healthcare’
In her research Aggie Paulus will focus on the economics of healthcare and the role of education therein, the intersectoral relationships between education and healthcare and the economics of education.
Nina Bartelink wins CaRe Award 2020
(Former) VHC colleague Nina Bartelink has won the “CaRe Award 2020” for her PhD thesis “Evaluating health promotion in complex adaptive school systems: The Healthy Primary School of the Future”.
Milena Pavlova appointed Full Professor
Milena Pavlova has been appointed as Full professor - Specialized remit, chair Health Economics and Equity at the Department of Health Services Research.
King visits Blue Care pioneer site in Maastricht
King Willem-Alexander and Minister Bruins for Medical Care and Sport made an unexpected visit to the initiatives of the Blue Care pioneer site in Maastricht on 4 September 2019. The focus was on 'the right care in the right place'.
Mongolian Public Health
The Mongolian National University of Medical Science and its School of Public Health hosted an Open Medical Institute Visiting Professorship of dr. Kasia Czabanowska. 400 PH professionals participated in her lectures.
Blokhuis visits Healthy Pimary School of the Future
The initiators of the project Healthy Primary School of the Future believe that the project deserves to be replicated nationally, given the positive impact on children, parents and schools.
Projects and partners
Here we provide insights into what topics our research projects are tackling, who the actors involved in them are, and how these projects are poised to improve health systems, services and products in all areas of the health care chain.
Effectonderzoek Gezonde School aanpak: Doet de gezonde school ertoe en zo ja, onder welke condities?
Innovatie, implementatie en impact van de maatschappelijke beweging ‘Alles is Gezondheid…’ 2018-2021: een actiegerichte evaluatie.
PECUNIA - ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions.
ZMILE - Self Management Intervention in Epilepsy
CHEC list: Consensus Health Economic Criteria
Publications, doctoral theses and reports
The Daily Board of the research line Creating Value-Based Health Care consists of prof.dr. Silvia Evers (chair) and dr. Peter Schröder-Bäck (vice-chair).
Here you can find an overview of staff members connected to the research line Creating Value-Based Health Care:
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