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Personalized Medicine and Value Assessment Frameworks: Context, Considerations, and Next Steps


In Personalized Medicine and Value Assessment Frameworks: Context, Considerations, and Next Steps, PMC contends that most value assessment frameworks could unintentionally undermine the health care community's push toward more personalized care.

The paper points out that most value assessment frameworks still make sweeping conclusions about the economic worth of a particular treatment based almost exclusively on population averages. As a result, the paper contends, most value assessment frameworks could unintentionally discourage payers and providers from considering important information about a patient's biology, values and preferences that can improve health outcomes — especially when value assessment frameworks influence the coverage and payment decisions that determine whether patients have access to treatment options that will work for them.

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