AIR worked with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to conduct the Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration. The demonstration was a five-arm controlled trial examining the effectiveness of public deliberation. The most comprehensive evaluation of deliberative methods to date, it provides insights regarding the public’s views of the use of research evidence in health care decision making. To read the Executive Summary, click here.
The results of the randomized trial have been published in Social Sciences & Medicine. To read the published paper, click here.
In addition, a second paper on the trial has been published, which examines whether race, ethnicity, or education is associated with differences in the effect of deliberation and the value placed on deliberation participation. To read, click here.