Comparative effectiveness research in clinical practice.

William F. Lawrence, Stephanie Chang, Robert L Kane, Timothy J. Wilt

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research in 17 areas over the last 10 years as part of a federal mandate. These reviews provide a reliable and unbiased source of comprehensive information about the effectiveness and risks of treatment alternatives for patients and clinicians. This article describes comparative effectiveness research, provides an overview of how physicians can use it in clinical practice, and references important contributions made by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014


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