The information resulting from comparative effectiveness research provides evidence-based information to determine which treatment works best and for which patient in a real-world environment.
Comparative effectiveness utilizes a variety of data sources and methods to conduct time and relevant research and disseminate the results in a form that is usable by clinicians, patients, policymakers and health plans and payers.
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