BOX 6-1Infrastructure Required for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Common Themes

  • Care that is effective and efficient stems from the integrity of the infrastructure for learning.
  • Coordinating work and ensuring standards are key components of the evidence infrastructure.
  • Learning about effectiveness must continue beyond the transition from testing to practice.
  • Timely and dynamic evidence of clinical effectiveness requires bridging research and practice.
  • Current infrastructure planning must build to future needs and opportunities.
  • Keeping pace with technological innovation compels more than a head-to-head and time-to-time focus.
  • Real-time learning depends on health information technology investment.
  • Developing and applying tools that foster real-time data analysis is an important element.
  • A trained workforce is a vital link in the chain of evidence stewardship.
  • Approaches are needed that draw effectively on both public and private capacities.
  • Efficiency and effectiveness compel globalizing evidence and localizing decisions.

From: 6, Moving Forward

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Learning What Works: Infrastructure Required for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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