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Welcome to ICCONIC

There is a clinically diverse group of patients who constitute a small proportion of the population yet account for a large amount of medical expenditure. These high-need, high-cost (HN/HC) patients exist globally, yet little is known about how common these types of patients are across countries, and how patterns of utilization and cost differ across health systems.

Founded in 2018, the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes and Needs in Care (ICCONIC) consists of 12 partners from North America, Europe and the Pacific who are committed to answering critical questions about this understudied patient population. Drawing on regional and national data, the Collaborative is creating foundational research that will provide key policy insights on how to address rising cost while simultaneously improving HN/HC patient outcomes.