Health Affairs Briefing

Patients' And Consumers' Use Of Evidence

W Hotel Washington

515 15th Street NW, Great Room, Lower Level, Metro Center, Washington, DC 20004

Thursday April 7, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST



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As a companion to the April issue and event, Health Affairs, in partnership with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), has produced a video, featuring the comments of several issue authors and patient research partners.

April 2016 Issue - Authors And Patient Partners

April 2016 Issue - Research Patient Partner Michaela Gonzalez

The health policy literature is filled with references to providers, but patients are all too often left out of the conversation regarding how to best meet their needs. Growing attention to patient-centered care - with the attendant need for a better understanding of patient goals, better methods for engaging patients in their care, and better measures of outcomes that have meaning for patients - recognizes the moral and practical need to view patients as the center of the health care system.


The April 2016 issue of Health Affairs, "Patients' And Consumers' Use Of Evidence," contains a comprehensive examination of the issues related to engaging patients more fully in decisions about health care delivery. You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at a forum at the W Hotel in Washington, where authors from the issue will discuss their work. Panels will cover:


  • The Patient Engagement Imperative
  • How Do We Engage Patients?
  • Patient Narratives
  • Report Cards
  • Engaging on Price and Quality