The Importance of Qualitative Research in Enhancing Understanding of Treatment Decisions, Outcomes, and Value Assessment

Despite the strengths and historical dominance of quantitative research in the health care domain, the importance of rigorous qualitative research as both a complement to, and a mechanism for, augmenting quantitative methods is increasingly being recognized and used across health-related disciplines. PRECISIONheor’s Suepattra May-Slater, Meaghan Roach and Richard Murphy explain why it’s essential to augment the hard data from quantitative research with the patient-related soft data generated from qualitative research.

What does it mean to be patient-centered in health economics?

Drug pricing has become a hot-button issue in recent years in the US. Reducing health care spending, and pharmaceutical spending in particular, is one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement in a time of increasingly divisive bipartisanship. A popular argument is the notion of aligning prices with value, and so “cost-effectiveness models,” a fairly wonky concept, has entered the mainstream lexicon. Jacki Chou discusses the juxtaposition between cost-effective care and patient-centered care, as approaches in health economics begin to shift.

PRECISIONheor’s Featured CNS/Neuro Publications

We have compiled some of the important work PRECISIONheor experts have recently contributed to in the CNS/Neuro space. Click here to download our free, interactive PDF to learn more about some of these impactful studies in modeling, evidence synthesis, and other critical topics.