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The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

Challenges and Opportunities for PCORI and CER

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: January 30th, 2012

In a time of skyrocketing health care costs, both the private and public sectors struggle to balance economics with access to high quality health care. Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) and “head-to-head” clinical trials is increasingly being used in health care treatment decision-making around the globe, but how will this affect access to quality care? More importantly, where will the public draw the line between cost and access?


CER for More Patient-Centered Care

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 23rd, 2014

Type: Blog

There is increasing emphasis on shaping a system that makes optimal patient outcomes a priority. The Alliance has been paying close attention to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) initial work to provide information on which treatments and technologies deliver the best results. 


Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 22nd, 2014

Type: Blog

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 


Moving Along the Guiderails with CER

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: December 15th, 2011

In a time where health care spending is sky-rocketing, where will the public draw the line? Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) is increasingly being used in health-care treatment decision-making around the globe, yet there is still a lot to be learned about how the public feels and where they think the lines should be drawn.


Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network Holds First Advocate Mentor Training

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 22nd, 2017

On May 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C., the Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network held its first-ever training session for its patient and family caregiver advocates. 

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