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Designing Benefits with Evidence in Mind


John Santa


Oregon Health & Science University

Mark Gibson


Oregon Health & Science University


EBRI Issue Brief, No. 290, February 2006

Abstract:     
This paper summarizes the history of benefit design in the U.S. approach to health care; the state of research evidence currently available for use in benefit design; and past and current efforts to integrate evidence into benefit design, including the barriers encountered in these efforts and suggestions for overcoming them. It focuses especially on the need for a different benefit design language that would enable an explicit linkage between evidence and benefits. This analysis is based on a review of the literature; on one of the author's experience, which includes executive service in a BlueCross/BlueShield plan; on policymaking in state government; and on interviews with health care leaders in both the public and private sectors.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Evidence-based medicine, Health care cost containment, Health care delivery, Health care quality, Health insurance coverage

JEL Classification: I11

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Date posted: February 28, 2006  

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Santa, John and Gibson, Mark, Designing Benefits with Evidence in Mind. EBRI Issue Brief, No. 290, February 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=887311

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John Santa (Contact Author)
Oregon Health & Science University ( email )
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97201
United States
503-494-2182 (Phone)
Mark Gibson
Oregon Health & Science University ( email )
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97201
United States
503-494-2182 (Phone)
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