An Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
M-184 VALE, 200 Meyran Avenue
Mark Roberts, MD, MPP
Presenter's Institution: 
Department of Health Policy and Management

Abstract: Recent debates surrounding health care reform and the passage of the stimulus bills and the Patient Affordable Care act have increased interest in the development and application of comparative effectiveness research.  This talk will describe the reasons behind the need for such research, explore how CER is different from other forms of scientific investigation, and describe the various methods used to conduct CER.