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What Principles Should Guide Treatment Effectiveness Study?
Psychiatric News
Volume 43 Number 24 page 5-9

The AMA House of Delegates last month approved a report by its Council on Medical Services calling for the establishment of an independent body to focus on comparative effectiveness research (CER). The council's report emphasized that the CER body should be formed around the following 11 principles:

Commented John McIntyre, M.D., "The 11 principles [were ones] we felt were essential for an entity that is going to be effective and that is also going to be credible." He is chair of the Section Council on Psychiatry in the House of Delegates.

The report of the Council on Medical Services on Comparative Effectiveness Research is posted at<www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/475/i08refcommj.pdf>.

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