Boulton explains comparative effectiveness

Next time somebody asks why the stimulus plan included $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research (and where all that money’s going), point them to Guy Boulton’s latest explanatory piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

In this first installment, Boulton lays a strong foundation for the rest of his “occasional series” on comparative effectiveness by thoroughly answering the “how” and “why” of the massive research effort with carefully selected examples, experts and statistics. No word yet on where the series will go from here, but it’s a promising start.

Tip sheet for AHCJ members

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