In the April special issue of Health Affairs , four articles by AHRQ-funded researchers explore different facets of health care consumer engagement, including patient-reported outcomes, public deliberation, and public reporting. The research was conducted by research teams that put patients and consumers front and center in their efforts to design better evidence-based measures and tools to support informed, engaged consumers. The articles are:
- Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Health Care To Engage Patients And Enhance Care.
- Understanding An Informed Public’s Views On The Role Of Evidence In Making Health Care Decisions.
- Use Of Nursing Home Compare Website Appears Limited By Lack Of Awareness And Initial Mistrust Of The Data.
- When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices And Rankings Differ From The Government’s Version.