The value-based healthcare approach to haemophilia: Development of outcome measures for the evaluation of care of people with haemophilia

Paolo Angelo Cortesi, Carla Fornari, Sara Conti*, Berardino Pollio, Elena Boccalandro, Andrea Buzzi, Christian Carulli, Antonio Coppola, Raimondo De Cristofaro, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Gerard Dolan, Enrico Ferri Grazzi, Arianna Fornari, Roberta Gualtierotti, Cedric Hermans, Victor Jiménez-Juste, Gili Kenet, Angelo Lupi, Carlo Martinoli, Maria Francesca MansuetoGabriella Nicolò, Annarita Tagliaferri, Alessandro Gringeri, Angelo Claudio Molinari, Lorenzo Giovanni Mantovani, Giancarlo Castaman

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Introduction: Considering the advances in haemophilia management and treatment observed in the last decades, a new set of value-based outcome indicators is needed to assess the quality of care and the impact of these medical innovations. Aim: The Value-Based Healthcare in Haemophilia project aimed to define a set of clinical outcome indicators (COIs) and patient-reported outcome indicators (PROIs) to assess quality of care in haemophilia in high-income countries with a value-based approach to inform and guide the decision-making process. Methods: A Value-based healthcare approach based on the available literature, current guidelines and the involvement of a multidisciplinary group of experts was applied to generate a set of indicators to assess the quality of care of haemophilia. Results: A final list of three COIs and five PROIs was created and validated. The identified COIs focus on two domains: musculoskeletal health and function, and safety. The identified PROIs cover five domains: bleeding frequency, pain, mobility and physical activities, Health-Related Quality of Life and satisfaction. Finally, two composite outcomes, one based on COIs, and one based on PROIs, were proposed as synthetic outcome indicators of quality of care. Conclusion: The presented standard set of health outcome indicators provides the basis for harmonised longitudinal and cross-sectional monitoring and comparison. The implementation of this value-based approach would enable a more robust assessment of quality of care in haemophilia, within a framework of continuous treatment improvements with potential added value for patients. Moreover, proposed COIs and PROIs should be reviewed and updated routinely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-448
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2024


  • haemophilia
  • outcome assessment
  • patient reported outcome measures
  • quality indicators
  • treatment outcome
  • value-based purchasing


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