Comparative Effectiveness Research
This web page will provide diabetes educators with information and resources on Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). Our goal is to keep you up-to-date on CER and PCOR related to diabetes care and to provide opportunities for you to learn more about this type of research.
AADE Resources and Communications
- The Diabetes Continuum and the Expanding Role of the Diabetes Educator (AADE in Practice November 2013)
- Partnering with Patients to Prioritize Treatment (AADE in Practice September 2013)
- Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient Centered Outcomes Research for Diabetes Educators (AADE in Practice May 2013)
- Research News You Can Use - AADE Podcasts
- Past Webinar(s):
External Links and Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Effective Health Care Program
The Effective Health Care Program funds individual researchers, research centers, and academic organizations to work with the AHRQ to produce effectiveness and comparative effectiveness research (CER) for clinicians, consumers, and policy makers. Resources include Research Summaries and Continuing Education activities.
Improving Your Office Testing Process: Toolkit for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement provides steps to identify areas for improvement and strategies for doing so.
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. PCORI's mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions.
- AHRQHealthTV - Considering Other Choices
- Evidence-based health care
- Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Day in the LIfe
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is a type of health care research that compares the results of one approach for managing a disease to the results of other approaches. CER usually compares two or more types of treatment for the same disease. CER is designed to inform health care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatment options.
Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) helps people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions. PCOR actively engages patients and key stakeholders throughout the research process; compares important clinical management options; evaluates the outcomes that are most important to patients; and addresses implementation of the research findings in clinical care environments.
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