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Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) in U. S. Health Care--Long Overdue

John Geyman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA), as applied to health care, attempts to estimate the value of expenditures on procedures or treatments that is retur...

No Patient Should Be Judged Based on an "Algorithm"

Tony Coelho | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Tony Coelho

Unfortunately, I am continually disappointed when I come across proposals from the halls of academia that seek to impose an "algorithm" for value of health care that seeks to mechanically determine what tests and treatments are worth giving to patients and which are not.

Changing the Landscape for Prevention and Health Promotion

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

It is essential to generate and communicate evidence in a way that enables decision-makers to understand the value of investing in prevention while taking into account their priorities, interests and constituencies.

Fibroids: Time to End the Stigma

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.

Refocusing on Health Care Opportunities That Can Make a Real Impact

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Our health care system in this country is quite adept at treating people who have a single disease. We don't have an effective set of best practices, or an essential foundation of research, to know how to take care of those who are coping with more than one condition.

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?

Top 10 for Integrative Medicine Policy and Action in 2011

John Weeks | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

A good friend has warned me that my annual exploration of the year's highlights for integrative medicine in the form of a Top 10 is "too much inside baseball." I thought I'd let you decide. The year was a good one for integrative medicine.