When Is Evidence Fit for Purpose? Closing Gaps Between Researchers, Payers
Despite multi-million dollar public and private investments to tap into big data and improve the evidence available for health care decision-making, gaps remain between the questions explored by researchers and the issues that health care coverage decision-makers must address. A paper published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a framework developed by researchers at the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and AcademyHealth that could help harmonize research with decision-maker priorities.
NPC's Dr. Jennifer Graff, vice president for comparative effectiveness research, explains how she and her study coauthors developed and tested a decision-making framework to understand when real-world evidence is “fit for purpose,” or answers specific payer needs.