At King's Health Partners, our goal is to:
- develop meaningful and consistent patient-centred metrics, based on outcomes defined by patients, service users and carers
- quantify the potential impact that investment decisions have on our patients, carers, the local health economy and wider society
- ensure that the mental, physical and psychosocial needs of people are treated as one
- evaluate and learn from the outcomes that we achieve through research and transparent use of data to reduce variation
We are working with a number of clinical teams across our partnership to redesign pathways of care based on the above principles.
A number of teams from across our partnership are using Value Based Healthcare methodology to improve the care they provide to our patients and service users. You can find out more about each of them here:
Measure outcomes that matter to patients and carers
- COPD – we implemented integrated practice units to improve value in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our intervention resulted in a 50% increase in pulmonary rehabilitation referrals, 34% reduction in COPD admissions, and a 17% reduction in length of stay
- Parkinson’s disease – we enhanced clinical management of non-motor symptom burden in Parkinson’s Disease. Our intervention is now used worldwide for cutting-edge clinical trials and patients feel empowered to report non-motor symptoms and receive appropriate treatment
- Palliative care – we measured what outcomes mattered most to patients. Our Palliative Care Outcome Scale is now used internationally and has been adopted as routine in nine hospitals and community palliative care services across south London
- Catheter care – we improved catheter care to help people lead more independent lives and reduce hospital admissions. Our intervention has resulted in a 30% reduction in catheter-associated urinary-tract infections in our hospitals
Optimise value by understanding outcomes and cost
Enabling value through informatics
Our growing impact
King's Health Partners are cited as a case study in The UK: Value-based strategy in a changing NHS, as an example of innovation in value through publication of Outcomes Books.