Comparative Effectiveness Research
Clinicians, consumers, health-care systems, health-care purchasers and policy makers increasingly want to know "what works" and if there is research to support this. They need to know if a treatment or test works better compared with other options and what harms there may be. For over a decade, Spectrum Research has been involved in comparative-effectiveness research to help answer these questions.Groups who benefit from these.
Spectrum Research's systematic reviews and focused evidence briefs reflect a planned, orderly, methodical approach to searching for pertinent literature and synthesizing the highest quality information from clinical studies to answer specific, focused key questions. Methodologically rigorous systematic reviews form the basis for:
- Understanding risk factors and harms
- Clinical practice guideline (CPG) and clinical recommendation development
- Comparative effectiveness research (CER)
- Health technology assessment (HTA)
- Identification of research gaps and needs