Can a value-based approach help deliver the ambitious aims of the NHS cardiovascular disease outcomes strategy?

March 12, 2014

Source: Heart Online First

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Date of publication: March 2014

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell:In this article, the authors suggest a new approach for thinking about the prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). They describe the concept of an integrated circulation service for patients with CVD, and look at the challenges and implications involved. They also examine whether there is any evidence that this outcomes and value-based system would deliver improved outcomes at a reduced cost.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Failure to deal with long-term health problems ‘costs NHS £13bn a year’

February 14, 2012

Source: The Guardian

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new report published by the King’s Fund: ‘Longterm conditions and mental health – the cost of co-morbidities’ has found that those suffering with conditions such as heart disease are two to three times more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, costing up to 45% more to treat. The King’s Fund states that there has been a failure in identifying problems and providing support. Mental health provision should not be ‘tacked on to physical care’ but should play an integral part. It warns that the number of people with co-morbid longterm physical and mental health problems is expected to rise by a third over the next decade. The report makes a number of recommendations to improve integration between chronic disease management, primary care services and mental health support.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: The King’s Fund