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Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., editors. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 Jan.

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Please cite this User's Guide as follows:

Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, Smith SR, Torchia MM, eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013.

Please cite individual chapters as follows:

Introduction:

Smith SR. Introduction to Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Introduction, pp. 1-6.

Chapter 1:

Smith SR. Study objectives and questions. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, Smith SR, Torchia MM., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 1, pp. 7-20.

Chapter 2:

Stürmer T, Brookhart A. Study design considerations. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 2, pp. 21-34.

Chapter 3:

Varadhan R, Seeger J. Estimation and reporting of heterogeneity of treatment effects. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 3, pp. 35-44.

Chapter 4:

Lee TA, Pickard AS. Exposure definition and measurement. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 4, pp. 45-58.

Chapter 5:

Setoguchi S, Gerhard T. Comparator selection. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 5, pp. 59-70.

Chapter 6:

Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Wu AW. Outcome definition and measurement. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 6, pp. 71-92.

Chapter 7:

Sauer B, Brookhart MA, Roy JA, et al. Covariate selection. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 7, pp. 93-108.

Chapter 8:

Kornegay C, Segal JB. Selection of data sources. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 8, pp. 109-28.

Chapter 9:

Johnson ES, Brookhart MA, Myers JA. Study size planning. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 9, pp. 129-34.

Chapter 10:

Arbogast PG, VanderWeele TJ. Considerations for statistical analysis. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 10, pp. 135-44.

Chapter 11:

Delaney JAC, Seeger J. Sensitivity analysis. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Chapter 11, pp. 145-60.

Supplement 1:

Brooks J. Improving characterization of study populations: the identification problem. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Supplement 1, pp. 161-76.

Supplement 2:

Sauer B, VanderWeele TJ. Use of Directed Acyclic Graphs. In: Velentgas P, Dreyer NA, Nourjah P, et al., eds. Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC099. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2013: Supplement 2, pp. 177-84.

The following Web site should be added to each chapter citation:

www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/Methods-OCER.cfm

Copyright © 2013, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User’s Guide is copyrighted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The product and its contents may be used and incorporated into other materials on the following three conditions: (1) the contents are not changed in any way (including covers and front matter), (2) no fee is charged by the reproducer of the product or its contents for its use, and (3) the user obtains permission from the copyright holders identified therein for materials noted as copyrighted by others. The product may not be sold for profit or incorporated into any profitmaking venture without the expressed written permission of AHRQ.

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