Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity – AHRQ – 27 September 2010

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice | Tags: , |

Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity – AHRQ – 27 September 2010
AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US]

AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program released a new report, Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Clinical Heterogeneity prepared by AHRQ’s RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.  The report explores best practices for addressing clinical heterogeneity in systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews. Patients, clinicians, policymakers, and others assert that systematic reviews typically focus on broad populations and, as a result, often lack information relevant to individual patients or patient subgroups.  The report concluded that clear evidence-based guidance on addressing clinical heterogeneity in systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews is not available currently but would be valuable to AHRQ’s Evidence-based Practice Centers and to others conducting systematic reviews internationally.

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