• JAMA Forum: Bill Would Gut Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

    We’ve touched on the implications of the most recent Labor/HHS bill to come out of subcommittee. I go into more detail about it today at the JAMA Forum. Go read!

    @aaronecarroll

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    • I can’t get the link to work. Sure I could go google it but
      I’m lazy. Thanks!

    • Wouldn’t it just be easier to change the agency’s mission from “to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans” to “to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for wealthy Americans as selected by the Republican/Tea Party”?

      That way it would likely instead receive an increase in funding.

    • I don’t understand the opposition to cost effectiveness research. Figuring out how it became anathema to some on the right is on my to-do list.

      Steve

      • I don’t think there is any great mystery here about why people don’t support it. The entire ACA has been a public relations disaster and people are scared. I live in a retirement community and many people are afraid that they are going to be denied care in their old age. They are afraid that some group of nameless, faceless bureaucrats are going to cut out some essential service or deny them some care because they are “too old to benefit”. Even the people who support the general concept of the ACA don’t understand outcomes research and how it will work. Even I, who spent my much of my working career doing outcomes research, don’t really understand how it will be implemented. The lack of clarity and specificity is astounding. So people are afraid.