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BPC to Host Educational Series on Evaluating Treatment Options for Patients

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that it will host two educational forums over the next several months to inform the national conversation on the research performed to determine the clinical comparative effectiveness of medical treatments and procedures. The purpose of these forums will be to seek an understanding of why and how this research is conducted in the private and public sectors, how the results are used by patients, health care providers, and other stakeholders, and how this process is currently funded. BPC will also explore the future scope and direction, funding mechanisms, and regulatory issues surrounding patient-centered comparative effectiveness research.

Comparative effectiveness research helps patients and their providers make critical treatment decisions, but this integral research enterprise is poorly understood beyond its immediate stakeholders.

“Comparative effectiveness research helps patients and their providers make critical treatment decisions, but this integral research enterprise is poorly understood beyond its immediate stakeholders,” stated BPC chief medical advisor Anand Parekh, M.D. “Maximizing the benefits from this research requires a broader conversation around comparative effectiveness research and its role in improving patient outcomes.”

The first forum in the series will be on April 18th at the BPC offices.

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