Doing What Works: the public's perspectives on reducing the use of unnecessary, harmful or wasteful healthcare services.
2016 - Working with the Statewide Workgroup on Reducing Overuse, this project involved 117 Medi-Cal, Covered California, and CalPERS members in discussions on strategies for reducing overuse.
2014 - A summary of the findings from a pilot project on the views of the public regarding various actions to reduce the overuse of ineffective or unnecessary medical interventions.
2014 – 810 current and future Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare professionals and community leaders in California offered their insights on how Medicare can best meet the needs of future generations. A 4-page Executive Summary is also available.
2013 – As a sub-contractor to AIR, CHCD worked on this national 3-year AHRQ-funded grant to learn how the general public responds to the use of evidence in healthcare decision making. Executive Summary: Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration, Evaluating Effectiveness and Eliciting Public Views on Use of Evidence
Sharing in the Cost of Care: Perspectives from Potential Health Plan Users of the California Health Benefit Exchange
2012 - Uninsured Californians consider the fairest way to structure health plan cost-sharing when trying to meet the needs of many Californians.
2012 - Employees discuss V-BID options for encouraging high-value health care and discouraging low-value care.
2010 - Californians prioritize four IOM hospital quality domains to help guide corrective actions by California hospitals.
2009 - 1200 Californians identify the medical situations that are most essential for healthcare coverage and those that are not.
2007 - Developing health coverage with a limited budget, uninsured Californians convey their coverage priorities and trade-offs.
2006 - Northern Californians construct a lower-cost health plan for the uninsured, identifying key aspects of minimum coverage.
2006 - Consumers judge when it is appropriate to deny coverage if the expense of treatment greatly exceeds the benefit.
2004 - MediCal beneficiaries convey their views and priorities about Medi-Cal coverage in the face of budget cuts.
2003 - Public and private sector employees weigh in on their healthcare coverage -- and find ways to compromise.
2001 - Physicians and consumers have different views on medical treatment that offers small benefits at high costs.
ECHO Community Recommendations for Appropriate, Humane Medical Care for Dying or Irreversibly Ill patients
1997 - Sacramento Area consumers and health professionals collaborate on how to improve care at the end of life.