Given the relevance of using cost information to support the VBHC agenda focused on bundled payment models, José de Mello Saúde, a Portuguese private healthcare provider, joined Value4Health.CoLAB to test and validate an efficient TDABC methodology for knee osteoarthrosis surgery in two hospitals.

The collected data accounts for 2-years follow-up period (400 patients), includes both clinical- and patient- reported outcomes and follows ICHOM Standard Set for Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis.

For a transparent assessment of costs and time in the value chain of each hospital’s care delivery approach, direct observations are held by both clinical and operations & quality teams.