Does providing cost-effectiveness information change coverage priorities for citizens acting as social decision makers?

@article{Gold2007DoesPC,
  title={Does providing cost-effectiveness information change coverage priorities for citizens acting as social decision makers?},
  author={Marthe Rachel Gold and Peter Franks and Taryn Siegelberg and Shoshanna Sofaer},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={65-72}
}
Escalating costs have generated increasing calls for Medicare to use cost-effectiveness as one criterion in determining coverage decisions. Decision-makers in U.S. health care have largely assumed that the public will reject any explicit consideration of cost in coverage policy, but there has been little formal testing of that hypothesis. We tested this assumption in a pilot study in which groups of citizens learned about and discussed health care costs, CEA methods, and common ethical issues… CONTINUE READING

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