The National Patient Advocate Foundation has launched a comparative-effectiveness research database (PDF) that compiles research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Comparative-effectiveness database debuts
Many of the comparative-effectivenessstudies were funded by the $1.1 billion appropriated for this research in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The database was launched with information on 224 NIH research projects; a separate database catalogs information on 49 cancer-related comparative-effective research projects funded through the NIH, according to a news release from the foundation. Also included in the database is information on 352 AHRQ research projects, 72 of which were paid for with stimulus funds.
As studies conclude, the foundation's scientific board of directors will evaluate them and publish reports on their findings, according to the release. The evaluations will be shared with groups that are specifically interested in the studies' focus.
The foundation is led by founding CEO and executive director Nancy Davenport-Ennis, who was a member of President George W. Bush's health IT advisory panel, the American Health Information Community.
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