Decision Making in a World of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Book co-edited by Analysis Group
Analysis Group Senior Advisor Howard Birnbaum and Managing Principal Paul Greenberg have co-edited a book entitled Decision Making in a World of Comparative Effectiveness Research that is intended to serve as a guide for real-world analysis. Published by Springer, the book is a practical guide to decision making using CER—that is, observational data in real-world settings. CER considers the effectiveness of comparative evidence from many data sources, including electronic medical records, administrative claims, patient surveys, and clinical trials. This type of evidence can yield new insights into the effectiveness of alternative medical treatments.
Unlike other books about CER that have focused on methodologies, Decision Making in a World of Comparative Effectiveness Research includes in-depth analysis from prominent stakeholders across the medical field, including senior industry executives, key opinion leaders, accomplished researchers, and attorneys. Geared toward global CER decision makers within the life sciences industry and government, the book covers, among other topics, the future of CER for evidence developers; evolving stakeholder considerations; and emerging challenges, methods, and applications of CER.
Lou Garrison (president of ISPOR) reviewed Analysis Group's CER book in the September/October 2017 issue of Value & Outcomes Spotlight, calling it “…a much-needed addition to our field … valuable insights on how CER is or can be used.” Read the full review.