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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.

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is ...

CER " concerned with the comparative assessment of interventions in routine practice settings."

Clarifies distinctions between evidence-based medicine, health technology assessment, and comparative effectiveness research; calls for more specific terminology and concepts. (2010)

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.

Developing Patient-Centered Outcomes....

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).”

Articles: Patient-Centered Outcomes

Websites for Patient-Centered Outcomes

Articles: Pragmatic RCTs


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