8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new real-world, comparative effectiveness
analyses reporting the clinical outcomes of Apligraf for the treatment of hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers (VLUs), and Dermagraft for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), were recently presented at the Fall Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) annual medical meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.
Today at the Drug Information Association s 2013 Annual Meeting, Deloitte and Intermountain Healthcare announce the launch of OutcomesMiner, an analytics tool designed to give researchers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies the data-driven insight needed to conduct comparative effectiveness
research and bring new therapies to market more rapidly.
AHRQ's Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness
Review and Meta-Analysis compared the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of 104 school-based interventions.
usually compares two or more types of treatment, such as different drugs, for the same disease.
The Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched efforts to promote comparative effectiveness
research (CER), a type of patient-centered outcomes research, in patient and professional communities in all 50 states, Washington, D.
The program funds researchers, research centers, and academic organizations to work with AHRQ to produce effectiveness and comparative effectiveness
Findings from comparative effectiveness
research can be helpful to everyone participating in health care decisionmaking:
The South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA) is partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to raise awareness and encourage use of comparative effectiveness
research, a type of patient-centered outcomes research.
The results of a multicenter, comparative effectiveness
study provide a picture of how psoriasis treatments are performing in real-world practice as opposed to the setting of clinical trials, which typically feature a nonrepresentative patient population and physician investigators having expertise in the treatment under study, according to Dr.
A new comparative effectiveness
study found older adults with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) who underwent bypass surgery had better long-term survival rates than those who underwent a non-surgical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle, also called revascularization.
He said funding is limited now, and fewer venture capitalists are willing to take a chance on the medical device market--particularly with programs such as comparative effectiveness
as part of the healthcare reform law.
Weight loss and surgery may also be effective, although the evidence behind these treatments is not as strong, according to the report, a comparative effectiveness
review prepared by the Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center for AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.