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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: Latest Edition of JCER, Bundled Payments & ACOs (July 11-15)

Last week, the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research (@fsgcer) released its latest volume online, including the National Pharmaceutical...
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Is CER Having an Impact on Health Care Decision-Making?

In a newly published Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research commentary, NPC Vice President for Health Services Research Kimberly Westrich...
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MessageNPC Looks at Updated ASCO Framework, Conversation Around ValueThe American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released its updated value...
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CER Tweets of the Week: PIPC Briefing on Value Frameworks, Evidence-Based Medicine in Health Journalism (June 20-24, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Partnership to Improve Patient Care’s (@PIPCpatients)...
Press Release

Data Can Offer Critical Insights, But Roadblocks to Data Access Persist

(Washington, D.C., April 1, 2016)—Data is key to improving health outcomes and creating efficiencies in our health care system, but a new study...
Press Release

Fit for Purpose? New NPC, AcademyHealth Framework Closes Gaps Between Payer Needs and Research Answers

(Washington, DC, September 21, 2015)—Despite multi-million dollar public and private investments to tap into big data and improve the evidence...
Press Release

NPC Comments on CMS’ Announcement to Allow Broader Access to Publicly Funded Databases

(Washington, DC, June 2, 2015)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS)...
Press Release

State Medicaid Directors Share Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research And Its Impact on Policy in National Pharmaceutical Council Survey

(Washington, DC, April 16, 2015)—A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that state Medicaid directors...
Commentary and Testimony Page

The Importance of Evidence, Value, Access and Innovation in 2016

Last year, in our 2015 Health Care Outlook published in Chain Drug Review, I highlighted the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and...
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...
YouTube Videos

2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

This one-hour webinar highlights the results of NPC's annual survey of comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders and includes a panel...
YouTube Videos

When Is Evidence Fit for Purpose? Closing Gaps Between Researchers, Payers

Despite multi-million dollar public and private investments to tap into big data and improve the evidence available for health care decision-making,...
YouTube Videos

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

During a March 26, 2015 webinar, the National Pharmaceutical Council discussed the results of its annual stakeholder survey on comparative...
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...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Latest Edition of JCER, Bundled Payments & ACOs (July 11-15)

Last week, the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research (@fsgcer) released its latest volume online, including the National Pharmaceutical...
Blog Post

Is CER Having an Impact on Health Care Decision-Making?

In a newly published Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research commentary, NPC Vice President for Health Services Research Kimberly Westrich...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: PIPC Briefing on Value Frameworks, Evidence-Based Medicine in Health Journalism (June 20-24, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Partnership to Improve Patient Care’s (@PIPCpatients)...
Blog Post

Improving the Exchange of Health Care Economic Data

One area of interest to the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and our member biopharmaceutical companies—and an area we’ve focused on for several...

Got CER? Educating Pharmacists for Practice in the Future: New Tools for New Challenges

This study provides an early evaluation of the CER Collaborative's training program's impact on...

Data, Data Everywhere, But Access Remains a Big Issue for Researchers

This study captures the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded...
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2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

NPC's sixth annual survey of stakeholder views on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the...
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