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.

Quality, Radiology, Resources, Value, Value-based healthcare,
JACR Journal of the American College of Radiology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Brady, A.P. (Adrian P.), Bello, J.A. (Jaqueline A.), Derchi, L.E. (Lorenzo E.), Fuchsjäger, M. (Michael), Goergen, S. (Stacy), Krestin, G.P, … 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. JACR Journal of the American College of Radiology. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2020.12.003