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Comparative Effectiveness Research Informational Series

Although the concept of comparative effectiveness research (CER) is not new, it is important to establish a clear definition and understanding of why it is so prominent today and the many related issues and initiatives under consideration in Washington.

To facilitate this understanding, the National Pharmaceutical Council has developed a series of informational pieces, which taken together provide an overview of CER. Each of the following items outlines a specific aspect of CER in a short, easy-to-read format:

  • Defining Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • A Brief History of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Medicine
  • NPC’s Key Considerations on Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Comparison of Comparative Effectiveness Research Legislative Activities in the Context of NPC’s CER Recommendations to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Federal Coordinating Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research (FCCCER) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Additional Resources
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E.V.I.dently February 2015

NPC MessageBiopharmaceutical Innovation and the Changing Health Care SystemDuring the last decade, we have seen significant progress in...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: #HealthDataChat, UNC Calls for Abstracts for Its CER Symposium (February 16-20)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders engaged in a #healthdatachat with AcademyHealth (@edm_ah), @Health_Affairs and the...
Blog Post

Fifth Annual Survey on CER & Health Care Decision-Making: What Can We Expect This Year?

Every year since 2011, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of health care stakeholders to gauge their opinions about comparative effectiveness...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: WSUTL CER Symposium Call for Posters, Health Affairs Big Data Chat, #PMINetwork Meeting (February 9-13)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health’s...
Press Release

NPC Study Outlines When & How Health Decision-Makers Should Consider Individual Patient Differences

Washington, DC (July 29, 2014)—New research led by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) can assist health care stakeholders to understand when...
Press Release

NPC Annual Stakeholder Survey: Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Important, But Impact on Health Care Decision-Making Is Still on the Horizon

(Washington, DC, May 19, 2014)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism for the use of comparative effectiveness research...
Press Release

CER Collaborative Improving Health Outcomes Through New Comparative Evidence Tools

(Washington, DC, March 24, 2014)—Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers...
Press Release

NPC, Quintiles Study Tests Tools to Evaluate Quality of Observational Research in Comparative Effectiveness Studies

(Washington, DC, February 25, 2014)—With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Chain Drug Review – Commentary: “Health Care Outlook for 2015”

This commentary was originally published in the January 5, 2015 issue of Chain Drug Review.By: Dan Leonard, President, National Pharmaceutical...
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on PCORI Proposal for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings

November 7, 2014Dr. Joe SelbyExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L St., NW, Suite 900Washington, DC 20036Dear Dr....
Commentary and Testimony Page

The State of CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making

This month, NPC released its third annual survey on stakeholders’ views on comparative effectiveness research (CER), “The State of Comparative...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Keeping Our Eye on the CER Ball

Until the cherry blossoms begin to bloom later next month, most of the water cooler conversations in Washington will focus on the federal budget....
YouTube Videos

Real-World Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings on Clinical Practice

National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, discusses a peer-reviewed study suggesting that changes are needed...
YouTube Videos

CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

The National Pharmaceutical Council’s (NPC) fourth annual survey of health care stakeholders is continuing to shed light on the current environment...
YouTube Videos

Webinar: CER Collaborative: Tools You Can Use

Collaborative members hosted a webinar explaining how to use the tools they developed to create greater uniformity and transparency when evaluating...
YouTube Videos

Use of Big and Real-World Data by Pharma: More than Data Warehousing

Real-world data—a subset of big data—is clinical data used for decision-making that did not come from a clinical trial. According to Aaron Galaznik,...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: #HealthDataChat, UNC Calls for Abstracts for Its CER Symposium (February 16-20)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders engaged in a #healthdatachat with AcademyHealth (@edm_ah), @Health_Affairs and the...
Blog Post

Fifth Annual Survey on CER & Health Care Decision-Making: What Can We Expect This Year?

Every year since 2011, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of health care stakeholders to gauge their opinions about comparative effectiveness...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: WSUTL CER Symposium Call for Posters, Health Affairs Big Data Chat, #PMINetwork Meeting (February 9-13)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Washington University in St. Louis Institute for Public Health’s...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Health Affairs on Biomedical Innovation, JCER on Collaboration in CER (February 2-6)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) and other health care stakeholders tweeted from @Health_Affairs’ briefing about its latest issue...

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