Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research

5a8c0d362e321.jpg Author Constantine Gatsonis and Sally C. Morton
Isbn 9781466511965
File size 8.65MB
Year 1966
Pages 568
Language English
File format PDF
Category Medicine

Book Description:

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that will aid patients, clinicians, purchasers, and health policy makers in making informed decisions at both the individual and population levels. CER encompasses a very broad range of types of studies―experimental, observational, prospective, retrospective, and research synthesis.

This volume covers the main areas of quantitative methodology for the design and analysis of CER studies. The volume has four major sections―causal inference; clinical trials; research synthesis; and specialized topics. The audience includes CER methodologists, quantitative-trained researchers interested in CER, and graduate students in statistics, epidemiology, and health services and outcomes research. The book assumes a masters-level course in regression analysis and familiarity with clinical research.

 

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