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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-56

Relative value unit transformation: Our new reality of worth

Department of Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michelle C Nguyen
MD, Department of Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, 395 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210,
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2455-5568.183333

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The mission of any academic healthcare institution is to strive in all three fronts of clinical care, research, and education. Despite the importance of teaching, research, and other related activities that contribute to the academic advancement of physicians and institutions, there currently is no standardized metric to quantitatively measure each physician's productivity and value in these areas. As the landscape for hospital reimbursements continue to change to include and expect quality domains and outcomes, so must the algorithm for determining the missing pieces of value in the traditional resource-based relative value scale. The authors review the traditional measurement of clinical productivity, namely, the work relative value unit (wRVU) and propose the development and implementation of additions to this existing wRVU to include quality RVU as well as academic RVU. The acceptance and implementation of this transformation will provide physicians with a more comprehensive portfolio for promotional opportunities and institutions with comparative data on the overall effectiveness of their tripartite academic mission. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems-based Practice.

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