We facilitate research to improve clinical treatment decisions and public health for diverse populations. We educate clinician-scientists in a range of CER methods.

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is designed to improve health care decision-making by providing evidence about the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options. CER is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor a clinical condition, or to improve the delivery of care.

Comparative Effectiveness Research

We facilitate research to improve clinical treatment decisions and public health for diverse populations. We educate clinician-scientists in a range of CER methods.

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) improves health care decision-making by providing evidence about the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatment options in real-world settings. CER helps answers the question: What works best for whom under what circumstances?

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Involving stakeholders during every phase of the research process helps maximize the impact of CER. The TraCS Community and Stakeholder Engagement service assists CER investigators with identifying methods and strategies for building partnerships between communities, researchers, and health care providers.

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