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Comparative Effectiveness Research

Informed Consent in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

"Standard of care" research (also known as "comparative effectiveness" research) is a design that compares two therapies in routine use to determine w...

Can Oakland Kaiser Transform American Healthcare?

The Contra Costa Times | Sandy Kleffman | Posted 08.10.2013 | San Francisco

It was a nuisance and David Gassman put it off for three weeks, but he finally put a little stool sample into a tube and mailed it to a Kaiser Permane...

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Should Focus on High-Impact Problems That Can Be Solved Quickly

Harold C. Sox, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Health News
Harold C. Sox, M.D.

Given that the pace of clinical research is measured in years, and clinical practice changes even more slowly, how should PCORI respond to its impending deadline?

Knowing What's Right Could Help Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes

Doug Peddicord | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Peddicord

"Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right." These words, spoken by Lyndon Johnson, could apply to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute which is clearly trying to "do right" but has shown little evidence that it knows what is.

You're a Person, Not a Data Point

John Horton | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
John Horton

One could design a national health care system akin to treatment-by-vending-machine: put in your condition and a credit card, and it spits out a medicine, no discussion needed. But is that really best for patients?

There He Goes Again

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In his most recent New York Times column, David Brooks did what he does best -- attempted to dress up extremism in the guise of respectable, measured language.

In Defense of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Michael Hochman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Hochman, MD

While we acknowledge the important concerns about comparative effectiveness research, we are confident that the benefits of many current and recent studies will far outweigh any downsides.

Comparative Effectiveness vs. Cost Effectiveness

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

When President Obama and others have gone before the American people to promote their health reform agenda, they've often over-simplified an important...

Anecdotes Are Weak Evidence

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Many things are wrong with Dr. Norbert Gleicher's piece in the Wall Street Journal. A health care expert panel would not be a "government" panel, but a panel of medical experts commissioned by the government.

The Problem Isn't the Recommendation, It's How We React to It.

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

Mammograms weren't outlawed. They weren't taken away. No one's insurance stopped covering them. It's just a recommendation.

How Research Kills Old People

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

People clamor for health care to be treated like any other good or service, but as soon as people start talking about how much bang you're getting for your buck the clamor morphs into outrage over rationing.

Grassley to Limbaugh: Keep Distorting Health Reform

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

Though the Senator called for bipartisanship, he paradoxically encouraged conservative commentators to keep launching smear campaigns against the health care provision.

Patient-Centered Principles Cause a Stir

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Changing the focus from the disease to the person who has the disease would create radical change indeed.

Dr. Dean's Return To My-Way-Or-The-Highway Politics

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

The important thing is to be sure that while we're endeavoring to achieve universal health care, we don't do so only or largely on the backs of ill people.

The Far Right's All Out Offensive Against Medical Research

Howard Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Dean

This claptrap is really about the far right laying the ground work for a far greater and more sustained attack on the Democrats' attempt to fix our health care system.