Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Leveraging comparative
effectiveness research

The Wisconsin Medical Society has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to share the latest patient-centered outcomes research findings and offer free research reports and tools to help physicians educate their patients about common conditions and work with them to make informed decisions about treatment options.

As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is the first federal agency to have a legislatively mandated center for conducting comparative effectiveness research. AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program supports research that compares treatments for common health conditions and summarizes the findings in easily accessible formats for clinicians and patients.

The Effective Health Care Program supports systematic reviews of available evidence to compare the effectiveness, benefits and potential risks of different treatment options—drugs, medical devices, tests, surgeries or delivery methods. The AHRQ materials address 14 priority health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and depression.

Back to May 30, 2013 Medigram