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Comparative Effectiveness Research Toolkit

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:

Additional copies of the materials can be ordered through NPC’s website.

Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: PCORI Looks Forward to 2015 CER Survey, Awards $64M for Five CER Studies (February 23-27)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about registration opening for the National Pharmaceutical Council’s (@...
Newsletter Volume

E.V.I.dently February 2015

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

Michael Ciarametaro Joins National Pharmaceutical Council as Director of Research

Washington, DC (July 31, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Michael Ciarametaro has joined the health policy...
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...
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

NPC Comments on CMS' Proposed Changes to Protected Classes

March 7, 2014Marilyn B. TavennerAdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesU.S. Department of Health and Human Services200 Independence...
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...
YouTube Videos

Why are quality measures important? We asked health care thought leaders to tell us why.

Quality measurement, tied to financial incentives, is one of many approaches accountable care programs are using to promote system-wide improvement....
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...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: PCORI Looks Forward to 2015 CER Survey, Awards $64M for Five CER Studies (February 23-27)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about registration opening for the National Pharmaceutical Council’s (@...
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...

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