Health care financing has increasingly focused on value as a driving force for payment. The triple aim (better health, less cost, and better care),1 which has driven payment reform within adult health care, can also help define value in pediatrics, although critical differences distinguish the pediatric value proposition from that for adults. We believe the current health care financing debates require a fundamental reframing of the value of pediatric care. This framework requires a time course that is longer than typical adult value calculations. It also requires a cross-sectoral lens for a return on investment, one that includes the association of child health with education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and the health of the community.
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Flanagan P, Tigue PM, Perrin J. The Value Proposition for Pediatric Care. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(12):1125–1126. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3486
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