Comparative effectiveness research may be the best way to answer questions that patients and physicians face every day

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Despite extraordinary improvements in medicine and technology over the years, the U.S. health care system often has surprisingly little access to comparative effectiveness research, or CER, which evaluates the effectiveness of medical interventions relative to each other

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Things sometimes go wrong with airbags, food and drugs, prompting recalls. It can also happen with medical devices, though you’d think lifesaving devices like heart defibrillators or artificial hips would be closely monitored. But the data needed to systematically and rapidly identify dangerous medical devices are not routinely collected in the United States

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on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain

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Also approves $12.5 million for Patient-Powered Research Network demonstration projects

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Policy makers have clearly indicated that reporting outcomes that are meaningful to patients is crucial for improvement in healthcare delivery and cost reduction. Better interpretation and generalizability of clinical research results that incorporate patient-centered outcomes research can be achieved by accelerating the development and uptake of core outcome sets (COS)

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Peter Pronovost: Selecting the right hospital to receive care can save your life, lower your risks of getting a complication, or even reduce your financial hardship

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When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that have proven successful in clinical research

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