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Research Directions in Complementary, Integrative & Alternative Medicine: Patient Outcomes/CER
Information on clinical evidence models and new approaches for conducting CAM research.
Transcript of a National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) webinar (pt. 2) defining comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research, within the broader context of health technology assessment and personalized medicine.
Poster presentation by University of Pittsburgh researchers: “The goal of this project is to develop a battery of self-report item banks to measure contextual factors of healing that are generalizable across a broad array of population and treatment modalities, including Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).”
"Standard measures used to assess the outcomes of CAM treatments fail to capture the full range of outcomes that are important to patients. ... [F]uture trials should include a broader range of outcome measures."
Developed by Marja Verhoef, PhD, University of Calgary, and other members of the Canadian IN-CAM Research Network, which promotes the use of valid, reliable, relevant and appropriate outcome measures in CAM research and practice.
Created in 2010 to conduct and compile research on the best available evidence to inform the decision-making process of patients and their health care providers; emphasis on science-based prevention and treatment options.