Americans have poor health outcomes despite spending much more than other industrialized nations on health care. Patient-reported outcomes promote public health and improve the quality of health care.
Evaluation of Health Programs and Policies
Reliable, thoughtfully designed evidence makes it possible to deliver better health care at lower cost—and can pave the way for life-changing innovations. Producing critical information about practice, performance, implementation, and outcomes means blending quantitative and qualitative approaches to
- informing interventions and strategic plans;
- guiding efforts to promote healthy behaviors;
- assessing clinical interventions, delivery system innovations, strategic communication plans, and dissemination strategies; and
- healthcare decision-making, policy, reform, and communication.