Value-based plastic surgery

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 Dec;73(12):2106-2110. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.019. Epub 2020 Aug 20.


This editorial explores value in relation to plastic surgery and strategies that have been suggested to deliver value-based healthcare. We consider how value is measured, accounting for patient outcomes and experiences, costs and equity, and describe strategies that might improve value, such as outcome-based reimbursement, reporting transparency and high volume specialist centres.

Keywords: Economics; Health economics; Medical; Plastic surgery; VBHC; Value-based care; Value-based healthcare.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / economics*
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Quality of Health Care / economics*
  • Surgery, Plastic / economics*
  • Value-Based Purchasing*