Cost & Value in Healthcare

Established in December, 2016, the Research Exchange Group on Cost and Value in Healthcare brings together partners from government, academic institutions, the health system, and the broader community who share an interest in improving cost-efficiency and promoting better value in healthcare.  The group aims to promote knowledge exchange, to build local research capacity, and to encourage the use of evidence-based decision making for this important issue in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Research Exchange Group on Cost and Value in Health Care fosters research collaboration and knowledge exchange among partners from community organizations and programs, educators, practitioners, health system officials, government partners, students, and academic researchers


November 25, 2019 | 12:30pm to 2:00pm NST Laura Samson, Senior Analyst Eastern Canada
Eastern Canada Office, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will present on CIHI's National health Expenditures Database

Past Meetings

All meetings take place at NLCAHR at 2:30pm on Mondays.

Group Objectives

The group has identified the following as its key objectives:

  • Informing health policy to reduce costs and increase value in healthcare;
  • Reviewing research in progress/existing research literature on cost and value in healthcare; and
  • Building research teams on issues identified by the group and looking for research funding to support their work.
  • Networking with peers
  • Examining best practices around the world
  • Looking at collaborative research to examine challenges in healthcare
  • Identifying programs that have been a good use of healthcare dollars.
  • Ensuring that any new health care initiatives include evaluative components to assess new programs

Proposed Research Themes

Ethics and Access will be considered sub-themes of each of the five topics below:

  1. Determining the appropriateness of services and care being delivered (e.g. prescribing, screening, testing, procedures)
  2. Identifying administrative, clinical and service delivery innovations
  3. Accelerating cost saving and cost-effective health technology solutions
  4. Patient/Citizen engagement (e.g. in addressing gap between spending, appropriateness and outcomes)
  5. Linking social determinants of health with specific health care policy and care delivery solutions


Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000