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.
Choices of hospitals in times of crisis; what does it do to the staff?
What has changed in five Limburg hospitals in the past year? A lot, according to a study by Maastricht researchers Daan Westra and Bram Fleuren. Departments were closed, shifts of 12 hours a day, tents to screen and psychosocial support for employees who were struggling were introduced. But more importantly, what are the consequences of all this for the well-being of the staff? And what can healthcare institutions learn from this in a subsequent crisis? ZonMW gave the scientists half a million euros to find out.
Ingrid Kremer nominated for CaRe Award 2021
The dissertation of Dr. Ingrid Kremer “Facilitating shared decision-making with a patient decision aid for choosing a treatment for multiple sclerosis; Guiding stakeholders through a forest of criteria’’ has been nominated by Caphri for the CaRe Award 2021 of the CaRe Netherlands School of Primary Research.
Hoe beslis je bij onzekerheid over onderzoeksresultaten?
Interview met Manuela Joore en Saskia Knies.
Hoe kom je tot verstandige keuzes rond toelating en vergoeding van nieuwe geneesmiddelen? Zeker als je moet meewegen dat die vaak zeer kostbaar zijn? De hoop is erop gevestigd dat de wetenschap zekerheid biedt. Maar hoe ‘zeker’ zijn de uitkomsten van onderzoek? Kun je voor beleidsbeslissingen onzekerheden en risico’s goed afwegen, ook zonder ‘100% bewijs’? Het raamwerk ‘Omgaan met onzekerheid’ helpt daarbij.
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.
2 awards for paper on hospital adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemicFriday, July 30, 2021
Best International Paper Award and the Best Theory to Practice Award for paper 'To Uncertainty and Beyond: Cataloging Hospitals' Adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic'.
EUR 1.32 million for research into giving children a promising start using big dataThursday, July 1, 2021
The Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (national science agenda) has granted a consortium of 25 other organisations, 1.32 million euro to give children a promising start using big data.
Fruitful collaboration between SHE and CAPHRI results in another project on cost-conscious careTuesday, June 29, 2021
A ZonMw grant has been awarded to the project "Learning platform for guideline development: future-proof and sustainable".
Publications, doctoral theses and reports
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
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Prof.dr. Silvia Evers
Professor of Public Health Technology Assessment
Dr. Timo Clemens
Assistant Professor European health policies, law and governance