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Expanding Comparative Effectiveness Research in Nebraska


The purpose of the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) program is to bring together faculty from all UNMC colleges and disciplines to identify knowledge gaps in the effectiveness of clinical care and then prioritize, promote, and stimulate comparative effectiveness research in these areas. Prioritization of CER program development will increase Nebraska researchers’ ability to compete for independent extramural funding from national sponsors and to develop the real-world evidence and tools that are vital for the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of health-care delivery at the local, state and national level. This research will, in turn, be available to patients, providers, and decision-makers within Nebraska Medicine to enhance the quality of patient care.  The program is currently seeking to recruit a physician scientist to be its Director.

Please Contact Marsha Morien, MSBA for further information about the program.

Data Sources for Comparative Effectiveness Research:

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)

Vizient (formerly University HealthSystem Consortium)