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Comparative Effectiveness Research

"Comparative Effectiveness Research" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. (hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/draftdefinition.html accessed 6/12/2009)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Comparative Effectiveness Research" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Comparative Effectiveness Research" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 319 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 56 publications in 2013
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.