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Cicely Saunders International Annual Lecture 2019

‘Got quality? The urgent need to focus on quality and not solely costs’

The U.S. health care system is undergoing a transition from a fee-for-service payment system, where health care reimbursement is based on procedures, physician visits or hospitalisations, to a payment model based on value.

Value is based on both the cost and quality of care. As the U.S. and other nations make this transition, it is crucial that we develop actionable quality measures which examine patient and family outcomes, not just care processes. In this lecture, the challenges of measuring the quality of care for seriously ill and dying persons will be discussed, using lessons learned from developed quality measures for public reporting in the USA.

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Presented by Dr Joan Teno

Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, Adjunct Professor of Health Systems, Policy, and Practice, Brown School of Public Health.

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Opening remarks by Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director, King's Health Partners, Vice-principal (Health), King's College London and closing remarks by John McGrath, Chairman at Cicely Saunders International.

This event is free to attend, but places are limited. Please RSVP by completing the form below to register for your place. 


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Mon 7th Oct 2019    17.00 - 18.30 BST  

 Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre           Cicely Saunders Institute                   King’s College London                         Besemer Road                                     SE5 9PJ   

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