Research: “End of Life Values and Value-Based Care”

May 3, 2022

In the June edition of the American Journal of Accountable Care, four members of Aledade's staff summarize the results of a three-year pilot study Aledade conducted on comprehensive advance care planning in value-based care.

Here's what we found:

  • Surveyed patients reported a Net Promoter Score of +92 (a commonly used measure of customer satisfaction, with scores ranging from –100 through +100).
  • According to a survey, 92% of responding physicians reported that they considered it a beneficial service, and 58% reported that it reduced their own workload. 
  • At the ACO level… savings were $292 per patient per month for a mean of 14 months, for a total savings of $4,088 per patient.

As the authors go on to note:

Much of the success in an ACO is not about whether physicians should give their patients more care or less. Instead, it’s about having the right conversation with the right person at the right time and being able to act on that person’s wishes for their health

Read more at the American Journal for Accountable Care.