Health Care Value SIG

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The APA HCV SIG Goals:

  • To support and recruit APA members who are working on issues relating to value (defined as health and healthcare outcomes/cost) in pediatric healthcare
  • To develop a national curriculum on healthcare value for pediatric trainees
  • To facilitate discussions and projects within the field of pediatrics surrounding the financial crisis affecting US healthcare

SIG Background:

Healthcare costs in the US are ~$3 trillion per year, comprising almost 20% of the GDP. Despite these substantial expenditures, which dwarf all other developed countries, outcomes such as life expectancy, infant mortality are suboptimal. Reductions in rampant over-testing and overtreatment that are currently plaguing the health care system would increase value both by improving outcomes (through reduced harm) and by decreasing costs. Underuse of cost-effective care is also commonplace in pediatrics, which further reduces value. As pediatricians, we have a professional obligation to deliver high-value care that improves the health of children while reducing the financial harms borne by families and society.

Much of the current dialogue surrounding value and healthcare overuse occurs in adult medical fields, but it is imperative that the field of pediatrics is similarly engaged. The encourages and facilitate sharing of ideas and collaboration on projects relating to research, education, quality, and policy to support value for child professionals nationally.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Ricardo Quinonez, MD
1102 Bates Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) -82-5447

Adam Schickedanz, MD
10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 960
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (314) 303-3309

Alan Schroeder, MD
780 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-0551

Current SIG Mentor:

Paul Chung, MD, MS
10833 LeConte Ave, B2-433 MDCC
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 794-3571




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