Senate bill would create center to compare effectiveness

08/4/2008 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Democratic leaders in the Senate introduced a bill to create a private-public partnership to allow medical researchers to evaluate which clinical procedures, drugs and devices are effective and which are not. The legislation would create a Health Care Comparative Effectiveness Research Institute that would operate outside of governmental control and be paid for with fees from public and private payers, such as Medicare and health insurers.

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