Health Care Management Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-23-2009

Publication Source

The New England Journal of Medicine

Volume

361

Start Page

331

Last Page

333

DOI

10.1056/NEJMp0903496

Abstract

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, directs $1.1 billion to support “the development and dissemination of research assessing the comparative effectiveness of health care treatments and strategies, including through efforts that . . . conduct, support, or synthesize research that compares the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, and appropriateness of items, services, and procedures that are used to prevent, diagnose, or treat diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”

Copyright/Permission Statement

From The New England Journal of Medicine, Volpp, K.G. & Das, A. Comparative Effectiveness — Thinking Beyond Medication A versus Medication B, Vol. 361, 331-333. Copyright © 2009 Massachusetts Medical Society. Reprinted with permission.

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.