January 7, 2020, Vol 323, No. 1, Pages 11-100
Moving Toward Evidence-Based PolicyThe Value of Randomization for Program and Policy Implementation
Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD; Kristen Underhill, JD, DPhil; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2020;323(1):21-22. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.18061
This Viewpoint emphasizes the value of randomized evaluation of policies and programs designed to improve health behaviors, health outcomes, and health care delivery, and articulates preconditions that appear to be essential for the practice to become more of a standard in policy implementation.