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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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In a recent letter in the St. Louis Times Dispatch, Drs. Palmisano and Gale stressed the importance of establishing open, transparent procedures in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho recently discussed the importance of patient-centered CER at a Health Affairs briefing entitled “Comparative Effectiveness Research Enters New Era” in Washington, D.C.
A letter-to-the-editor from Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho was recently published in the New York Times.
The headline of a recent Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement blog poses the question: “Will CER Really Make a Difference if the Public Doesn’t Want It?”
Identifying the answer to this question could help ensure that CER really does makes the difference we all hope it will.
A recent blog by Evan Falchuck speaks to points I recently made in a Partnership to Improve Patient Care blog on consumer skepticism regarding comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the United States.
Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho was quoted in an Inside Health Policy article this week discussing his concerns on the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) plans to build a CER inventory before the creation of the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute, an independent board that will facilitate CER research.
The latest addition of Congressional Quarterly (CQ) features an article on comparative effectiveness research (CER) in which Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho weighs in on the issue.
Partnership to Improve Patient Care Chairman Tony Coelho recently sent a letter to Sherry Glied, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recommending that the Agency work closely with the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute when building its planned nationwide CER database.
Dr. Harold Sox, co-chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee that developed CER priority recommendations for HHS last year, has a new article providing a CER progress report in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine.
Speaking at the Partnership to Improve Patient Care's (PIPC) forum on CER July 22, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) highlighted the promise of the health reform law in delivering patient-centered CER and pledged "diligent oversight" to ensure it fulfills this promise in implementation.