Comprehensive assessment of reform efforts (COMPARE)
Author(s)/Editor(s): RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation
Publication date: 2009
COMPARE is an evidence-based approach to providing information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies.
COMPARE has four objectives:
- Synthesize what is known about the current health care system.
- Describe policy options that have been proposed to address one or more existing challenges.
- Analyze the effects of different health care policy options on multiple dimensions of health system performance.
- Identify gaps in our knowledge about the effects of policy changes.
Rather than constructing specific policy proposals, COMPARE offers objective analyses of policy options currently being used, considered, or discussed by public and private policymakers