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Monday, October 22, 2012

Health Affairs on Comparative Effectiveness Research

In the effort to promote higher-quality, lower-cost health care, the Affordable Care Act rightly emphasizes comparative effectiveness research. Studies often demonstrate that different treatments are effective for a medical problem without telling us which treatment is best. More studies comparing different treatments can make for better medical decisions. The current issue of Health Affairs includes a number of helpful articles on the challenges to implementing an effective comparative effectiveness research policy.

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