Comparative effectiveness research
Direct comparison of existing health care interventions to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harms.
Conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.
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