In this issue, (198-204) author Martin Roger Baggaley defines value-based healthcare (VBHC) as outcomes that matter to patients divided by the cost of achieving these outcome. The article explains the relevance to UK mental health services and outlines the differences between quality
improvement (QI) and VBHC.
In the accompanying commentary (205-207), author Paul Wallang explains that value-based healthcare holds great potential to transform healthcare globally. The commentary reviews the historical milestones in its evolution and raises critical questions regarding how it should
We feature Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) on the cover as an early outcomes innovator and in
celebration of her 200th anniversary this year.