The Value of Engaging the Public in CHATing About Healthcare Priorities: A Response to Recent Commentaries

Document Type : Correspondence


1 Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

2 Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

3 Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities, Geneva University Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland


Main Subjects

Leonard Fleck and Ann Mongoven have each commented on our publication of a project in which we engaged members of the Swiss public in a priority-setting exercise deliberating about what should be included in (mandatory) health insurance packages.1,2... (Read more...)

  1. Fleck LM. Healthcare priority-setting: CHAT-ting is not enough: Comment on "Swiss-CHAT: citizens discuss priorities for Swiss Health Insurance Coverage." Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018;7(10):961-963. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.66
  2. Mongoven A. Tradeoff negotiation: the importance of getting in the game: Comment on "Swiss-CHAT: citizens discuss priorities for Swiss health insurance coverage." Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018;7(12):1148-1150. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.86
  3. Hurst SA, Schindler M, Goold SD, Danis M. Swiss-CHAT: citizens discuss priorities for swiss health insurance coverage. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2018;7(8):746-754. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.15
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  7. Dror DM, Koren R, Ost A, Binnendijk E, Vellakkal S, Danis M. Health insurance benefit packages prioritized by low-income clients in India: three criteria to estimate effectiveness of choice. Soc Sci Med. 2007;64(4):884-896. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.10.032
  8. Schindler M, Danis M, Goold SD, Hurst SA. Solidarity and cost management: Swiss citizens' reasons for priorities regarding health insurance coverage. Health Expect. 2018;21(5):858-869. doi:10.1111/hex.12680
Volume 8, Issue 4
April 2019
Pages 250-252
  • Receive Date: 07 November 2018
  • Revise Date: 15 November 2018
  • Accept Date: 17 November 2018
  • First Publish Date: 01 April 2019