Getting Good Value (2006)
Consumers Debate Costly Treatments
In response to a growing concern about the high costs of some medical treatments, CHCD engaged 27 groups of Northern California consumers in thought-provoking discussions about whether new high-tech medical treatments are always worth their cost. Almost 300 participants discussed whether society should begin looking at the value (the relationship between cost and benefit) of new procedures and drugs when considering them for insurance coverage. Results reported in Health Affairs and to an AHRQ-sponsored committee.