Comparative Effectiveness Research
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) compares different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. To provide this information, comparative effectiveness research must assess a comprehensive array of health-related outcomes for diverse patient populations.
Dr. Li-Wu Chen serves as the faculty advisor for CER at UNMC. Dr. Chen's main research interest is in public health services and systems research (PHSSR). He has directed and conducted several PHSSR projects that were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). As the co-principal investigator of the RWJF-funded Nebraska Public Health Practice-Based Research Network, Dr. Chen has actively engaged various stakeholders from Nebraska’s public health practice and policy communities in the development, implementation, dissemination, and translation of PHSSR.
Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide A resource developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Link to user guide
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