How to set up a departmental comparative effectiveness research unit: One department's experience

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OBJECTIVE. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the comparison of clinical interventions in real-world settings. The purpose of this article is to discuss the experiences of a CER unit created within the radiology department of one medical institution to provide an example of how to pursue CER within the field of radiology. CONCLUSION. Medical institutions would benefit from investing in CER by creating research groups specifically devoted to this evolving field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-565
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014



  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health care policy
  • Outcomes research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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