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Comparative Effectiveness Research: Plans, Promises, and Pitfalls

From debates on Capitol Hill to questions between patients and physicians, Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and its potential impact on the delivery of healthcare has sparked conversations across the country. Discovery Channel CME has assembled a key group of opinion-leaders to discuss both the opportunity and uncertainty associated with CER. The program helps define CER, describes study designs useful for CER, identifies potential benefits and weaknesses of using CER in daily practice, and reviews the recent AHRQ report on insulin and type 2 diabetes.