Flow chart showing the link between decision makers and comparative effectiveness entities used by the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee.

FIGURE 4-2Schematic of explicit link between decision makers and comparative effectiveness entities

NOTE: GRADE = Grading Recommendations Assesment, Development, and Evaluation Working Group; MAS = Medical Advisory Secretariat; MOHLTC = Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; OHTAC = Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee; PATH = Program for the Assessment of Technologies in Health; THETA = Toronto Health Economic and Technology Assessment Collaboration.

SOURCE: Whicher, D. M., K Chalkidou, I. Dhalla, L. Levin, and S. Tunis. 2009. Comparative effectiveness research in Ontario, Canada: Producing relevant and timely information for health care decision making. The Milbank Quarterly 87(3): Figure 1, page 589. Reprinted with permissions from John Wiley and Sons.

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