In this week’s podcast hosted by the American Journal of Managed Care, National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, discusses the need to have a broader dialogue about health care spending and the steps his organization is taking to move that conversation forward.

Dr. Dubois details the Going Below the Surface initiative, which is a multi-stakeholder effort to better understand the roots of our nation’s health investments by promoting a discussion that is firmly based in health policy and systems research. He discusses the challenging questions that need to be addressed, the research that is underway, and the goals in having this conversation.

Check out the podcast via the American Journal of Managed Care website (free registration may be required).