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 healthcare value contributions of radiology. Potential steps to objectify and quantify the value contributed by radiology to healthcare are outlined.

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Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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Brady, A.P. (Adrian P), Bello, J.A. (Jaqueline A), Derchi, L.E. (Lorenzo E), Fuchsjäger, M. (Michael), Goergen, S. (Stacy), Krestin, G., … Brink, J.A. (James A). (2020). Radiology in the era of value-based healthcare: A multi-society expert statement from the ACR, CAR, ESR, IS3R, RANZCR and RSNA. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.13125