Comparative effectiveness and health care spending--implications for reform.

@article{Weinstein2010ComparativeEA,
  title={Comparative effectiveness and health care spending--implications for reform.},
  author={Milton C. Weinstein and Jonathan A Skinner},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={362 5},
  pages={
          460-5
        }
}
Title VIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes the expenditure of $1.1 billion to conduct research comparing “clinical outcomes, effectiveness, and appropriateness of items, services, and procedures that are used to prevent, diagnose, or treat diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.” Federal support of “comparative effectiveness” research has been viewed as a cornerstone in controlling runaway health care costs. Although cost is not mentioned explicitly in… CONTINUE READING
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