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Division of Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science Section on Value & Effectiveness

Section on Value & Effectiveness

The United States spends far more money on healthcare per capita than many other high-income nations, yet delivers health improvements that are often modest and unevenly distributed. In the Section on Value and Effectiveness (SOLVE), part of NYU Langone’s Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science, we use modeling to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and success of strategies aimed at improving health, bringing together a variety of research tools. By estimating the costs, benefits, and value of healthcare plans, we aim to understand how to optimize healthcare services.

We use our models to advise clients, which include state and local government agencies and managed care companies, about how to allocate their resources most effectively. We work directly with these stakeholders to translate our findings into improved clinical guidelines, quality measurements, clinical decision support, consumer education, and incentives. We publish our findings in top-tier, scientific, peer-reviewed journals.

Our recommendations are guided by three principles:

  • personalization: tailor healthcare to match an individual’s medical history and preferences
  • prioritization: advise organizations on the benefits of different interventions, and where they can most effectively focus their efforts
  • resource allocation: provide our clients with plans that deliver the highest-quality care with the resources available

Contact Us

For additional information on SOLVE, please contact Joy Scheidell, MPH, research coordinator, at joy.scheidell@nyulangone.org.