Patient-centered comparative effectiveness research is critical for health care decision making, but few understand its significance or development process. This event was the first in a two-part educational series on evaluating patient treatment options. Experts from academia, health care, and government discussed why and how this research is conducted, who funds this research, how the findings are used, and whether the results have been helpful to patients.
Jodi Segal, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, Veterans Health Administration
Joe Selby, M.D., M.P.H
Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Murray Ross, Ph.D
Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.; Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy
Heart Valve Patient Ambassador, American Heart Association
Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.
Economist, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE