Comparative Effectiveness Research Toolkit
Authors: National Pharmaceutical Council
Publication: June 2010 (updated March 2011)
The establishment of the nonprofit, public-private entity, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), in the new health reform law has elevated the visibility and importance of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the health care system. But as CER takes on an increasingly influential role in informing coverage decisions and the treatments that patients receive, many questions remain about how to ensure that the comparative evidence that is developed is both scientifically valid and communicated in such a way that it can be applied appropriately.
To help you and your colleagues understand CER and some of the important questions under discussion, the National Pharmaceutical Council has developed this Comparative Effectiveness Research Tool Kit.
This CER Tool Kit includes the following materials (see links below for PDFs):
Additional copies of the materials can be ordered through NPC’s website or by contacting Gail Durrer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-620-6390.
Other CER Materials:
Individual articles (much of this information is available in the PCORI Resource Guide):
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