As a researcher, it is becoming more important to look beyond the borders of your area of expertise. Interdisciplinary collaboration can provide new insights to pressing research questions. With this in mind, the Scientific Research Committee and the departments of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences organise 'Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Seminars' together. Both state-of-the-art fundamental (bio)medical research as well as translational and clinical research are discussed.
In the last two decades, health policy makers in Europe are seeking to increase efficiency in care delivery and address escalating healthcare budget pressures by integrating health services. However, large scale implementation of integrated care in European countries is far from being achieved. This is partially due to lack of financial incentives that stimulate care providers to implement integrated care. This lecture will provide an overview of: Existing and emerging financial and payments models suitable to stimulate integration of care, their pros and cons, barriers and facilitators of their implementation, evidence about their impact on healthcare costs and outcomes, risk and rewards structures, price-setting of integrated care, and a guide on how to choose, design, and implement these models at national level.