It's hard to imagine $1.1 billion. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 created the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research to coordinate comparative effectiveness research across the Federal government. The Council will specifically make recommendations for the $400 million allocated to the Office of the Secretary for CER.
- $300 million for the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
- $400 million for the National Institutes of
- $400 million for the Office of the Secretary of
Health and Human Services
These funds are to support research assessing the comparative
effectiveness of health care treatments and strategies, through efforts
- 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.
- Encourage the
development and use of clinical registries, clinical data networks, and
other forms of electronic health data that can be used to generate or
obtain outcomes data.
So, that totals to $1.1 billion. Wow! So, how many groups and organizations are going after this money? Here's a link
to the HHS.gov website where you can read about Sec. 804. Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.
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