Community Forum project (2010-13)
Public deliberation on comparative effectiveness research (CER)
CHCD worked with the American Institutes on Research implementing a project for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to seek a societal perspective on some key issues related to CER.
The Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration developed, fielded, and evaluated four distinct types of deliberative approaches. The demonstration convened 76 groups and more than 1,000 participants, including members of several AHRQ priority populations (Hispanics, African-American women, and the elderly). Participants deliberated on the use of evidence in healthcare decision-making. The study is the most comprehensive evaluation of deliberative methods to date, and provides insights regarding an issue central to AHRQ’s research.