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Capitol Region CHAT Program

Health plan coverage preferences when resources are finite
Project summary

Between October 2002 and July 2003, SHD engaged employers and employees in the challenge of considering priorities when healthcare options surpass the available resources.  More than 40 organizations participated, involving 72 CHAT sessions and almost 750 local participants.

Funded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the CHAT Project openly addressed the tension between what medicine can do, what consumers want, and what purchasers are willing to pay for.

October 2003 final report

The CHAT project report, When Options Exceed Resources: Making Trade-Offs in Healthcare Benefits, will be mailed to you on request.  Contact SHD for a copy of the report.

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