Publications Involving CHAT

  1. Danis M, Biddle AK, Dorr Goold S. Insurance Benefit Preferences of the Low-Income Uninsured. J Gen Int Med 2002;17(2):125-133.
  2. Ginsburg M. (Center for Health Care Decisions, Rancho Cordova, CA). When Options Exceed Resources: Making Tradeoffs in Healthcare Benefits. Final Report. Sacramento Healthcare Decisions. 2003 Oct.
  3. Danis M, Biddle AK, Goold SD. Enrollees Choose Priorities for Medicare. Gerontologist. Feb. 2004; 44(1):58-67.
  4. Goold SD, Green SA, Biddle AK, Benavides E, Danis M. Will Insured Citizens Give Up Benefit Coverage to Include the Uninsured? J Gen Int Med Aug. 2004, 19(8):868. (“Best of JGIM” 2004-5)
  5. Keefe CW, Goold SD. Designing Health Plan Benefits: A Simulation Exercise Med Educ Nov 2004;38(11):1196.
  6. Goold SD, Biddle AK, Klipp G, Hall, C, Danis M. "Choosing Healthplans All Together" A Deliberative Exercise for Allocating Limited Health Care Resources. J Health Polit Pol Law 30(4), August 2005.
  7. Danis M, Benavides E, Nowak M, Goold SD. Development and Evaluation of a Computer Decision Exercise for Consumer Participation in Insurance Benefit Planning. Forum Family Consumer Issues 10(2), October 2005.
  8. Ginsburg M, Goold SD, Danis M. (De)constructing “Basic:” Citizens Define the Core Elements of Coverage. Health Affairs, 25(6):1648-55, November 14, 2006.
  9. Danis M, Ginsburg M, Goold SD. The Coverage Priorities of Disabled Adult Medi-Cal Beneficiaries. J Health Care Poor Unders. 17:592–609, 2006.
  10. Danis M, Goold SD, Parise S, Ginsburg M. Enhancing Employee Capacity to Prioritize Health Insurance Benefits. Health Expec 10(3):236-47, Sept. 2007.
  11. Danis M, Lovett F, Sabik L, et al. Low-income Employees’ Choices for Employment Benefits Aimed at Improving the Socio-economic Determinants of Health. American Journal of Public Health 2007;97:1-8.
  12. Dror D, Koren R, Ost A, et al. Health Insurance Benefit Packages that Low Income Clients in India Prioritize: Three Criteria to Estimate Effectiveness of Choice. Social Science and Medicine 2007 Feb;64(4):884-96.
  13. Danis M, Binnendijk E, Vellakkal S, Ost A, Koren R, Dror D. Eliciting health insurance benefit choices of low income groups. Economic and Political Weekly 2007;62 (32):3331-3339. Available at
  14. Danis M, Lovett F, Sabik L, Adikes K, Cheng G, Aomo T. Low-income employees’ choices for employment benefits aimed at improving the socio-economic determinants of health. American Journal of Public Health 2007; 97:1-8.
  15. Lucas, T., & Goold, S. The Malleability of Belief in a Just Word: Evidence from a Health Resource Allocation Exercise. Psych J. 5(2): 92-104, June 2008
  16. Danis M, Ginsburg M, Goold S. Experience in the United States with public deliberation about health insurance benefits using the small group decision exercise, CHAT. J Ambul Care Manage. 2010 Jul-Sep;33(3):205-14.
  17. Adikes KA, Sara C. Hull SC, Danis M. The views of low income employees regarding mandated comprehensive employee benefits for the sake of health. Social Work in Public Health. 2010; 25:102-123.
  18. Danis M, Kotwani N, Garrett J, Rivera I, Davies-Cole J, Carter-Nolan P. Priorities of low-income urban residents for interventions to address the socio-economic determinants of health, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2010;21:1318-1339.
  19. Evans-Lacko S, Baum NM, Danis M, Biddle A, Goold SD. Laypersons’ Choices and Deliberations for Mental Health Coverage. Admin Pol Mental Health. March 2011; epub ahead of print
  20. Pesce J, Kapaduwa C, Danis M. Deliberation to enhance awareness of and prioritize socioeconomic interventions for health. Social Science and Medicine. 2011;72:789-97.
  21. Marion Danis M, Taylor DH, Jr., Zafar SY, Samsa GP, Wolf SP, Abernethy AP. A Decision Exercise to Engage Cancer Patients and Families in Deliberation about Medicare Coverage for Advanced Cancer Care. BMC Health Services Research (in press 2014)
  22. Taylor DH, Jr, Danis M, Zafar SY, Howie L, Samsa GP, Wolf SP, Abernethy AP. There Is A Mismatch Between Medicare’s Benefit Packages And The Preferences Of Patients With Cancer And Their Caregivers. Journal of Clinical Oncology (in press 2014)

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