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SVIPS - Collaboration for value based healthcare in psychiatry

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Coordinator WeMind AB - WeMind
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 518 000
Project duration December 2015 - March 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

SVIPS, (Collaboration for value-based care in psychiatry) aimed to implement value-based monitoring for patients suffering from depression in 6-7 psychiatric clinics in Stockholm, Uppsala and Gothenburg. It then should be possible for all county councils to opt in to the system. SVIPS did reach its goals. Six psychiatric clinics in three city councils has introduced the SVIPS system for value based monitoring and the system is now open for any city council to use.

Expected results and effects

As things stand, there is no system for monitoring care of patients with depression that takes in account both the cost aspect and the treatment results. Since depression is one of our major public health problems, the need for such a system is substantial. Moreover, the required monitoring system has to consult and attach value to the patients´ own judgment of health outcome. Such a system should benefit patients as well as actors within the field of psychiatric health care and purchasing of health care.

Planned approach and implementation

During the course of three years, SVIPS, funded by VINNOVA, has carried out development work that has formed the basis for an evaluation system that has by now been introduced in three county councils. The task force has provided project management, conducted research, and taken into account the client and puchaser perspective. Clients, professionals and researchers have all been represented in the task force. The management team, consisting of clients, professionals, researchers and purchasers, has directed the project towards set goals.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-05919

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