Supporting Belgian AIDS reference centers in defining future-forward value-based financing models for integrated HIV care.
Tackling the HIV epidemic is challenging, requiring expertise, persistent effort in reaching patients, extensive multilevel prevention and continuous follow-up. Adequately meeting the needs of HIV patients furthermore requires looking beyond the direct impact of the disease, managing – for instance – disease and treatment related morbidities, quality of life, stigma, discrimination and sexual health. In Belgium, HIV patients are followed up in specialized Aids Reference Centers (ARC).
Meeting these challenges requires continuous innovation. Transitioning towards a value-based financing of HIV care is one of the key axes to leverage to future-proof the delivery of high-quality, outcomes-driven HIV care.
The aim of this project is two-fold: (i) to support the ARCs by providing, objective health economic quantifiable value measures demonstrating the value of integrated HIV care and (ii) leveraging these models, to assist in the development of a value-based financing approaches.