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Health Affairs Briefing: Patients as Consumers

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern
  • National Press Club - Washington, DC

Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

Follow live tweets from the briefing @Health_Affairs, and join the conversation with #hcconsumer.

The March 2019 issue of Health Affairs contains an expansive look at consumers’ perceptions of and perspectives on their role in the health care system. Areas examined include:

  • Patient engagement in choosing plans, providers, and treatment
  • Payment and benefit models that encourage and support consumer participation
  • Consumer roles in research, organization, and governance of the health care system

Join our March 5 briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC when authors will present their work and participate in a robust discussion of consumerism with the audience.


Benjamin Chartock
PhD Student, Health Care: Management & Economics, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

Laura Forsythe
Director, Evaluation and Analysis, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

J. Frank Wharam
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Ming Tai-Seale
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego

Betsy Q. Cliff
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Madhulika Vulimiri
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University


Will be online shortly here.

Health Affairs is grateful to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and New York State Health Foundation for their generous support of the March 2019 issue and briefing.