High-Need / High-Cost Patients

International Working group on Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients, Year 7

Principal investigator: Elias Mossialos
Start date: 20 June 2014
End date: 30 April 2016
Regions: Europe/Americas
Keywords: high-need/high-cost patients, integrated care, health policy, health outcomes

LSE Health and The Commonwealth Fund led a two-year project, involving a group of leading academics and health policy experts from ten countries. The aim was to compare and evaluate integrated models of care for high-need / high-cost patients and identify best practices in improving health and social care while controlling costs associated with this population.

The working group met for the second time at LSE on the 21st  and 22nd of January 2016. Discussions focused on recent policies adopted in the countries represented, case studies of care models from each country, the group’s evaluative framework for care models and a literature review conducted by LSE Health.

The project will culminate in a report to Health Ministers on prerequisites for a high-performing health care system for high-need / high-cost patients.

In addition to analysing models in terms of their ability to improve healthcare quality, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care, the report will provide specific policy recommendations to Health Ministers and other senior policymakers.


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