We help design high-value, safe & efficient health care.

Improving healthcare with rapid, rigorous review of evidence

Publication of high-quality research


We perform systematic reviews on health policy topics of national importance and publish our findings in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. Our research is driven by an organized effort around an independent research agenda. 

Partnership with key stakeholders


 We partner with public and private health insurers to advance knowledge and actionable insights in this evolving healthcare landscape. We perform rapid, rigorous systematic reviews to inform clinical policy decisions.  

Our Publications

Agarwal R, Mazurenko O, Menachemi N: High Deductible Health Plans Reduce Health Care Cost And Utilization, Including Use of Needed Preventive Services. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2017; 36(10): 1762-1768 (PubMed)

Mazurenko O, Balio CP, Agarwal R, Carroll AE, Menachemi N: The effect of Medicaid expansion under the ACA: a systematic review. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2018; 37(6): 944-950 (PubMed)

Agarwal R, Gupta A, Fendrick AM: Value-based insurance design improves medication adherence without an increase in total health care spending. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2018; 37(7): 1057-1064  (PubMed)

Agarwal R, Gupta A, Gupta S: The impact of tort reform on defensive medicine, quality of care, and physician supply: a systematic review. Health Services Research. 2019; 54(4): 851-859 (PubMed)

Agarwal R, Liao JM, Gupta A, Navathe AS: The impact of bundled payment on health care spending, utilization, and quality: a systematic review. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2020; 39(1): 50-57 (PubMed)