Seminar: Playing with (non)qualculability of healthcare. Practitioners’ and regulators’ strategies of doing quality of care – University of Copenhagen

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Seminar: Playing with (non)qualculability of healthcare. Practitioners’ and regulators’ strategies of doing quality of care

Roland Bal, Professor of Healthcare governance Erasmus University Rotterdam

Healthcare is one of the domains heavily invested with the measurement of quality. Whilst such measurements have a long tradition in healthcare, they have boomed in recent decades with the advance of neoliberal policies and the development of new information technologies. At the same time, however, care is as much a domain in which investments in non-measurability have been quite dominant, as quality of care is seen by many to ‘escape’ enumeration.
In my talk I will reflect on research over the last decade in which I have studied qualculation of healthcare in professional and regulatory settings, showing how practitioners and regulators care for and play with the performativity of numbers and analyzing their investments in (non)qualculability of care. I will then take this to analyze the emerging practice of value-based healthcare in the Netherlands.

Everybody is welcome!