Putting Our Guard Down: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders To Define Value In Healthcare

Pharmaceutical companies want to sell pharmaceuticals.  Insurers want to keep per-member-per-month costs below monthly member premiums.  Providers want to see their patients get access to care.  Patients want to feel better and live longer.

What would happen if multiple representatives from each of these groups were put in a room and asked what they value in terms of health services?  Could we get past tensions from multiple perspectives, potential competing interests, or previous transgressions from conflicts between these groups?  Could all of these groups walk away feeling as if their voices were heard and the resulting definition of value was agreed upon?

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