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Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide (ePub eBook)

Title:
Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User's Guide (Mobi eBook)
Format:
MOBI
USA Price: 
Stock:
Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
017-300-00003-2
ISBN:
9781587634246
Description

This User’s Guide is a resource for investigators and stakeholders who develop and review observational comparative effectiveness research protocols. It explains how to (1) identify key considerations and best practices for research design; (2) build a protocol based on these standards and best practices; and (3) judge the adequacy and completeness of a protocol. Eleven chapters cover all aspects of research design, including: developing study objectives, defining and refining study questions, addressing the heterogeneity of treatment effect, characterizing exposure, selecting a comparator, defining and measuring outcomes, and identifying optimal data sources.  Checklists of guidance and key considerations for protocols are provided at the end of each chapter.

The User’s Guide was created by researchers affiliated with AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, particularly those who participated in AHRQ’s DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness) program. Chapters were subject to multiple internal and external independent reviews. 

For more information, please consult the Agency website: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov

Audience

Target audience are professionals in the medical field: investigators and stakeholders who develop and review observational comparative effectiveness research protocols.

Product Details

Publisher:
US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Author:
  • Edited By: Priscilla Velentgas, Nancy A. Dreyer, Parivash Nourjah, Scott R. Smith, Marion M. Torchia
Year/Pages:
2013; 204 pages
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