The authors thank Caroline Taplin (Task Order Officer) and Kate Goodrich of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their guidance and support throughout this study.
The authors also thank the following individuals, who served as members of an expert panel, for their constructive feedback and insightful discussions: Edgar Black, Medical Director of Policy Resources at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs; J. Mark Gibson, Deputy Director for Evidence-Based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University; Chris Hafner-Eaton, Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institutes of Health; Howard Holland, Acting Director of the Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Arthur Levin, Director of the Center for Medical Consumers; Brian Mittman, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support; and Harold C. Sox, Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.
Finally, the authors thank Dmitry Khodyakov of RAND and David Atkins of the VA Health System for their constructive reviews of this study. Their input helped to improve the report.