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Consensus Statement on the Critical Importance of Comparative Effectiveness Research

We believe that the nation needs a publicly supported comparative effectiveness research program. Comparative effectiveness research yields evidence that doctors and patients can use to make better treatment decisions. It save lives, improves health outcomes, makes care safer, and encourages the wise use of health care dollars.
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Testimony presented by SMDM President, Mark Roberts, MD, MPP

Presented at the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Listening Session on June 10, 2009 in Washington DC.

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SMDM Board Background Paper on Comparative Effectiveness Research

SMDM has expertise on all major methodological aspects of comparative effectiveness research (e.g., evidence synthesis, decision analysis, decision psychology, health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, mathematical modeling and simulation, and value of information analysis). These complex scientific methods are critically important to asking the right questions and getting the right answers.

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SMDM Statement on Comparative Effectiveness Legislation

The Society for Medical Decision Making urges Congress to include 7 key elements in comparative effectiveness legislation. 

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Mark Roberts, MD, MPP
Mark Roberts, MD, MPP
"After 30 years, the world has caught up with what people in SMDM have been doing all along."
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