Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Center do?

If you are a company we can help you demonstrate and communicate the value of your products and/or services. We will develop a strategy that can measure and illustrate how your product or services can improve the quality-of-life and/or lengthen the lives of your users.

If you are a physician or other provider group, we can provide information that will demonstrate the patient value and comparative effectiveness of medical interventions, pharmaceuticals and devices to allow you to provide the highest quality care to your patients while minimizing costs.

Why should we want use to the Center’s services?

In today’s complex marketplace and healthcare systems, we have challenges demonstrating or evaluating the quality care and demonstrating patient value in our care. If you have a new product or service that is ready to go to market, the Center can use our vast Quality-of-Life Utility Database and standardized methodologies to determine its patient preference-based comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. The Center can assist with pricing of your product to maximize your success. We can provide key information to aid marketing success! Ultimately, it is all about showing value to customers!

What can we do with the valuation that the Center can determine?

The information gained from comparative effectiveness data can be a centerpiece for your company’s marketing program for a strong product. For physicians and other providers, the comparative data can help guide medical decisions to provide the best quality care with the greatest improvement in quality-of-life for your patients.

Why should we care about comparative effectiveness or cost strategies?

With increased obstacles and regulations for healthcare delivery and availability, we can help determine the best path toward success for utilization of your products or services. Let us help provide information that can advocate for your business interest.

Who are some of your clients?

Allergan, Inc.
Arctic Diagnostics
Emmes Corporation
Eye Research Institute
Genaera Pharmaceuticals
Genentech, Inc.
Lippincott, Wilkins and Williams
Merck, Inc.
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance
US Cochrane Center, Cochrane Collaboration
ZeaVision, Inc.

What do other stakeholders say about the Center for Value-Based Medicine®?

Thomas Scully, JD, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“Drs. Brown visited with me at CMS in 2002. I liked their work then, and I like it now.”

“No matter the system of healthcare delivery, value-based medicine provides an extraordinary return on investment. In essence, it gives us an information system that identifies healthcare interventions of the highest quality for the most reasonable cost. By doing so, value-based medicine allows healthcare dollars to be directed to services that return the greatest value.”

From the Foreword of Brown MM, Brown GC & Sharma S. Evidence-Based to Value-Based Medicine, Chicago, AMA Press, 2005.

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“I will do anything I can to make this go”

Referent to a value-based medicine, cost-utility healthcare information system for clinical practice during a meeting with principals of the Center for Value-Based Medicine®, 1-05.

Carmen Puliafito, MD, MBA: Dean, USC School of Medicine

“The authors are to be congratulated for their path-breaking work.”

During a formal discussion of a Center for Value-Based Medicine paper®, AAO, 2000.

Amit K. Ghosh, MD, on behalf of the American College of Physicians

“Value-based medicine fills a void in applying evidence-based medicine to patients.”

ACP Journal Club, 2006, in Discussion of Evidence-based to Value-based Medicine, Chicago, AMA Press, 2005.


“Medical research and practice is currently evolving from evidence-based medicine to an even higher quality of patient care: value-based medicine.”

Review of Evidence-based to Value-based Medicine, which received the highest ***** rating by RxPG, at the time the Internet’s largest community website for medical students and physicians.

How can I find out more about how we can work with the Center?

Please contact us to discuss your needs or schedule a meeting.