312.693.81 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH
Introduces students to the motivation and methods of comparative effectiveness research. Reviews the problems faced by decision makers across the US health care system, and the priority topics for investigation. Explains the role of stakeholders, including payors, manufacturers, health care organizations, professional groups, providers and patients. Explains study designs and methods used in effectiveness research, focusing in particular on observational studies. Also describes the policy implications of this research.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the role of comparative effectiveness research and outcomes research in improving health, which includes the place of comparative effectiveness research in the U S research portfolio, the identity and agendas of stakeholders, and the policy impl
illustrate the difference between efficacy and effectiveness research
develop study designs and methodologies unique to effectiveness research
choose appropriate outcomes and match outcomes to design options to address priority topics