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    David Paschane

    At the end of the day are we all talking about outcomes? The President called for three specific ones in health reform—lower costs, greater quality, and greater access. How well know are the outcomes of your agency? Do the outcomes make the news? In this age of public scrutiny it seems we would be requiring outcome studies continuously—to know what, why, and how we, as government agencies, are affecting citizens. In 2005 Congress asked to know the economic outcomes of servicemembers (PL 108-454, Sec 211) and it seems to be a valuable question, since these are Americans who put their bodies and minds at risk for the Nation, and are arguably worth the attention. What do you think of the value of outcome studies, or how we make them visible to the public?

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