Patient Outcomes: Measuring What Matters to Patients

Value assessment and reimbursement agencies require evidence on accepted measures to ascertain a treatment’s impact on patients’ health-related quality of life. Yet evidence shows that what is important to patients in their treatment journey is often misrepresented or not adequately captured by established outcome measures. We’re not capturing what matters most to patients.

In the second OHE Masterclass in the Demonstrating Value series, OHE presents innovative approaches to understanding and measuring patient outcomes, improving conventional methods to bring in condition-specific attributes.

The Masterclass experts explain how to generate vital insights into patients’ health based on widely used patient-reported outcomes, and outline new strategies based on the most recent developments in the methodology. This Masterclass will also provide a unique opportunity to reflect on ways to move the debate beyond narrow definitions of health measurement to capture broader sources of value using wellbeing measures, which can quantify improvements in the lives of patients, their families, and carers.

Join OHE's thought leaders to understand how to characterise a patient-centred evidence package.

Full details and booking available here.

2021 THEME

With its devastating and far-reaching consequences, the pandemic has made clear that health and wealth are inextricably interlinked. The rapid development and introduction of new interventions to fight COVID-19 has also demonstrated that the value of healthcare interventions go far beyond narrowly defined patient benefits.

What is the real value of a highly effective vaccine for COVID-19? What wouldn’t a society pay to rid itself of the virus?

Whilst the broader value of treatments and vaccines are acknowledged at the height of the pandemic, it is critical that in the post-pandemic recovery period, that health systems invest in interventions that create the greatest value.

The 2021 Masterclass Series will take attendees through the journey of exploring value from multiple perspectives, providing tools to identify consolidated and novel sources of value, and generate compelling evidence to demonstrate them.

Whilst value assessments are necessary to ensure that healthcare expenditure is optimal, there is also a need for a common understanding of what constitutes value, capturing what matters most to patients, society, and payers.

“Demonstrating Value: evolving with innovation” will explore this lively technical and policy debate, where the evolving and sometimes challenging nature of innovative interventions is not always matched by the value assessment paradigms applied by country decision-makers.

OHE’s 2021 Masterclass may be virtual but its excellence will be real. Join OHE experts and a faculty of international thought-leaders in this stimulating and insightful series on Demonstrating Value.


  • To gain a deep-dive on theory and real-world evidence on the current debate on the value of innovative interventions to patients, healthcare systems and society, and anticipate future developments
  • To discuss and understand opportunities and barriers for the incorporation of broader sources of value which matter the most to patients and society, in terms of payers and decision-makers acceptability and evidence requirements
  • To understand the optimal approaches and solutions to improve patients, health systems and industry outcomes in areas of high unmet need such as rare diseases


Thursday, 6 May 2021