How does participating in a deliberative citizens panel on healthcare priority setting influence the views of participants?


This week’s blog is brought to you by: Professor Sir Muir Gray, Founding Director Reckers-Droog V et al (2020) et al./Health Policy 124143–151 The paper’s bottom line, text from the paper chosen by 3VH Conclusions Our study showed that participants’ views partly remained stable over the course of the panel, specifically regarding equal access to healthcare, prioritisation based on patients’ needs, and the importance of the size and type of treatment benefits.  Notable changes after deliberation concerned the increased support for prioritisation, consideration of costs, and relevance of a cost-effectiveness criterion in allocation decisions.  Considering the increasing interest in deliberative methods among policy makers in healthcare and the limited and empirical evidence concerning the effect of deliberative [...]