What’s at Stake?
Comparative effectiveness research—whereby pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical procedures used to treat the same conditions are evaluated for their relative safety and effectiveness—will improve the quality of health care in America. The availability of scientifically valid, objective, comparative information on the most effective treatment options for patients is a critical building block of health care reform. Such knowledge will help doctors and patients make more informed decisions about the best treatments. … Back to Article
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