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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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This paper describes key elements, identified by researchers and others, for a priority-setting process that the public understands and accepts. It also explores the presence of these elements in both government and private CER organizations within the United States.
The paper and its executive summary provide guidance for policy-makers, patient and providers for establishing CER procedures that foster openness, transparency and patient-centeredness.