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An NIH study of treatments for high blood pressure, called the ALLHAT trial, shows some of the strengths and limitations of comparative effectiveness research to improve patient care. More...
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The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) is a diverse group of healthcare organization representing patients, physicians and other health care providers, researchers and innovators, and other groups that have come together to promote comparative effectiveness research that supports patient access and informed health care decision-making and fosters continued medical progress. PIPC is lead by a Steering Committee of twelve groups that represent the partnership's diverse members. The PIPC member list and steering committee reflect a wide range of support within the health care community.
PIPC is dedicated to supporting comparative effectiveness research that strengthens physician and patient decision making, improves health care quality, and supports continued medical progress.