Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) is a Center of Excellence in Patient-Driven Value Assessment dedicated to promoting value-based decision-making through a diverse multistakeholder collaboration and engaging patients from an extensive network of partners to build technical expertise in patient-centered outcomes research, education, and dissemination.

Artwork for Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare EvaluationPAVE is funded by a grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation and strives to bring together patients and other stakeholders, including value framework developers and users, to co-produce reliable and meaningful value assessments to support patient-centered health care decision-making.

For a quick introduction to PAVE, including brief descriptions of our ongoing activities and information about our key staff, please download this one-page overview document.

PAVE Defines Patient Value in Health Care

Watch this two-minute video produced by the PhRMA Foundation, which features PAVE leadership members discussing how researchers can assess patient value in health care.

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Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE): An Overview

Watch this short video, which features an interview with Susan dosReis, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) and director of PAVE, to learn more about the center and how it is working to achieve its mission to promote value-based decision-making through a diverse multistakeholder collaboration.

PAVE is a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the National Health Council, patient community leaders, and payer and industry stakeholders.

The center aims to:

  • Expand patient and other stakeholder engagement partnerships.
  • Educate the patient and research communities.
  • Support patient-driven value assessment research.
  • Disseminate patient-driven value assessment principles and methods.
Community and Patient Partnerships

PAVE could not accomplish its important work without the help of its patient and community partners. Learn more about these important partnerships and how you can get involved with our center.

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