Health systems around the world are largely set-up to focus on treating people once they have started to become unwell, and prolonging life. In other words, treating illness and increasing lifespan.
But what good is living longer, if those years added are in poor health or without a good quality of life?
If we are so focused on increasing how long we live, should we not also focus equal effort on increasing how long we live in good health?
At Outcomes Based Healthcare® we care deeply about improving people’s lives and developing ways in which health systems, like the NHS, can refocus on what matters most to people.
That is why we’ve developed HealthSpan®, a suite of related measures that can show whether people are in good health, and for what portion of their lives. In other words, measuring a population’s healthy lifespan®.