What new knowledge would help policymakers better balance investments for optimal health outcomes?

Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec;38(6 Pt 2):1923-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2003.00209.x.


Objective: Review the limitations in cross-sectoral health outcomes research and suggest a future research agenda. DATA SOURCES, STUDY DESIGN, DATA COLLECTION: Literature review and workshop discussion.

Principal findings: The research evidence that would aid public and private policy makers in answering the question the title poses is quite limited.

Conclusions: Much more evidence from diverse disciplines is needed, and key areas are suggested. Criteria for progress by 2010 are proposed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Research*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Policy Making
  • United States