Engaging the Public in Assessing Health Care Value
How can foundations best support health care delivery system transformation? The latest approaches in this area combine comparative effectiveness research with community engagement strategies. Funders discussed how pairing evidence analysis with public deliberation can help stakeholders understand the relative value of care options and take actions that will improve access for patients while reducing costs throughout the system. Speakers included Ashish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health, Peter Long of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Steven Pearson of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.