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Comparative Effectiveness

Comparative effectiveness research is a type of systematic research that compares the effectiveness, benefits, and/or harm of two or more available therapeutic options for a given condition.

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.

Reference: 
Chiquette E, Posey L. eChapter 4. Evidence-Based Medicine. In: DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey L. eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014.


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