Please read Dr. Mackie’s article in the Health Services Research titled, “A best-worst scaling experiment to identify patient-centered claims-based outcomes for evaluation of pediatric antipsychotic monitoring programs.”
Over the last decade, academic research and federal funding initiatives have encouraged researchers to extend the concept of patient‐centeredness from health care delivery, itself, to research. Incorporating preferences of patients and other relevant community members into outcomes research is especially important for complex program and system‐level innovations, given the multiple program objectives and potential unintended consequences. To demonstrate opportunities to elicit the preferences of patients and relevant parties when evaluating complex system‐level innovations, we employ a preference elicitation strategy, referred to as a best‐worst scaling (BWS) choice experiment, to identify claims‐based metrics (ie, measures derived from administrative billing databases) that are most meaningful to patients and four relevant community groups. To read the full article.