Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Voicing Outcomes Important to Care

A Research Study funded by PCORI

VOICe - a Research Study funded by PCORI

The  Voicing Outcomes Important to Care (VOICe) project compares one-on-one interviews and a group brainstorming process called concept mapping to see which is more effective and efficient in identifying what outcomes matter to patients.

There is increasing national focus on the importance of developing more patient-centered healthcare systems, in which patients have options about when, where, and how they receive their care. To date, however, most researchers and clinicians focus on that they think is important to patients instead of asking patients directly. The VOICe project compares one-on–one interviews and a group brainstorming process called concept mapping to see which method is more effective and efficient in identifying what outcomes matter to patients. The findings from this study will help inform researchers and clinicians how to best engage patients in helping to design a truly patient-centered healthcare system.

About the Study