Radiology in the era of value-based healthcare: A multi-society expert statement from the ACR, CAR, ESR, IS3R, RANZCR, and RSNA

Adrian P. Brady*, Jaqueline A. Bello, Lorenzo E. Derchi, Michael Fuchsjäger, Stacy Goergen, Gabriel P. Krestin, Emil J.Y. Lee, David C. Levin, Josephine Pressacco, Vijay M. Rao, John Slavotinek, Jacob J. Visser, Richard E.A. Walker, James A. Brink

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Background: The Value-Based Healthcare (VBH) concept is designed to improve individual healthcare outcomes without increasing expenditure, and is increasingly being used to determine resourcing of and reimbursement for medical services. Radiology is a major contributor to patient and societal healthcare at many levels. Despite this, some VBH models do not acknowledge radiology's central role; this may have future negative consequences for resource allocation. 

Methods, findings and interpretation: This multi-society paper, representing the views of Radiology Societies in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, describes the place of radiology in VBH models and the health-care value contributions of radiology. Potential steps to objectify and quantify the value contributed by radiology to healthcare are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-491
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Early online date21 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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Funding Information:
This paper was endorsed in September 2020 by the governing bodies of the American College of Radiology, the Canadian Association of Radiologists, the European Society of Radiology, the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, and the Radiological Society of North America. This article is co-published in Insights into Imaging (doi: 10.1186/ s13244-020-00941-z), the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (doi: 10.1177/0846537120982567), the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.13125), the Journal of the American College of Radiology (doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.12.003), and Radiology (doi: 10.1148/ radiol.2020209027).

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