Few Health System Studies Use Top Method, Report Says – NYTimes.com

experts expressed frustration that efforts to reform the health care system so rarely relied on the most rigorous methods of evaluation.

“It’s very low,” said Jon Baron, president of the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, a nonprofit group in Washington, referring to the main finding. He pointed out that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act had unleashed change across the health care system, including funding experiments to improve how care is delivered and paid for, but that very little of that effort had used the randomized design.

“At the end of the day,” Mr. Baron said, “they will have very little definitive evidence about whether these great innovations they are funding are actually working.”

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