The movement to increase value from health care is gaining momentum and related initiatives are flourishing. For many, value from health care means measuring patients’ health relative to the costs incurred to achieve their outcomes. However, this concept over-simplifies the complex processes of generating or maintaining health. Focusing on patients’ health and health care outcomes means improving access and quality of care, appropriately targeting interventions and understanding the effects of health inequities, social determinants of health and systems of health care delivery. The 2023 UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) Health Policy Conference will explore these different lenses of measuring value.
CHSPR’s long-standing conference promotes discussion between policy-makers, academics, providers, patients and national organizations on timely issues shaping health systems in Canada. The 2023 conference will bring together research and policy experts, students, patients and care practitioners from across the health care system.