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Volumising value: value-based healthcare and its coming of age

  • Paul Wallang (a1)


Value-based healthcare holds great potential to transform healthcare globally. This commentary reviews the historical milestones in its evolution and raises critical questions regarding how it should proceed.


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Commentary on… Value-based healthcare in mental health services. See this issue.



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Volumising value: value-based healthcare and its coming of age

  • Paul Wallang (a1)


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