The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) has released a public opinion poll by Morning Consult regarding the use of cost-effectiveness assessments to determine value of coverage and treatment costs. The survey demonstrates that voters resoundingly reject the main tenets of cost-effectiveness analyses with 82 percent of American voters objecting to their use in determining health care coverage and reimbursement decisions. These types of measures, which are often used outside of the U.S. to limit patient access to medicines, have been frequently criticized as discriminatory by patients and persons with disabilities. Increasingly, policymakers and payers have proposed to use these same tools to limit coverage for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC)—whose members include organizations representing patients, people with disabilities and other stakeholders—today released a public opinion poll regarding healthcare delivery and access in America. The survey, which builds on prior surveys conducted by PIPC in 2013 and 2015, shows that of nearly 2,000 registered voters polled by Morning Consult, 8 in 10 say that doctors and patients should be able to decide the best course of treatment without government interference and that Medicare reforms should move toward patient-centered health care by giving physicians and patients the support they need to choose the best care for them
The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today released a public opinion poll regarding healthcare in America, indicating that Americans are interested in actively participating in treatment decision making, and want the government to have a limited say in what treatments they can access. The survey, which polled 1,500 registered voters, updates a survey originally conducted in 2013.
In the third biennial poll commissioned by PIPC in May of 2013, 1,500 registered voters expressed their opinion on a federal comparative effectiveness research institute. Poll results indicate that Americans believe that an independently-run CER Institute has great potential to benefit their lives by providing science-based, accurate, and transparent information to their doctors and the public at large. At the same time, Americans treasure their access to personalized, quality care and fear the potential misuse of information to make coverage decisions and limit their access to the best care. These poll results reinforce the mission of PIPC to help PCORI stay focused on its patient-centered mission, and to continue to emphasize the importance of transparency, good science, and a commitment to improving the communication of useful data to practitioners and individual patients alike.
PIPC conducted a poll of registered voters in March, 2011 related to the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Reearch Institute and comparative effectiveness research (CER). Among its findings, the poll found that voters favor a comparative effectiveness institute focused on providing information, not making coverage decisions. Click here to view the summary of findings.