The Development Of High Quality Information About Patients ' Medical Treatment Options

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PhRMA supports the development of high quality information about patients’ medical treatment options. Empowering patients and physicians with high quality information will help ensure that our health system efficiently delivers the best possible results for all patient.
PhRMA supports the development of high quality information about patients’ medical treatment options. Empowering patients and physicians with high quality information will help ensure that our health system efficiently delivers the best possible results for all patients. Research from a range of sources in the public and private sectors provides valuable information for patients and health care professionals in making treatment decisions.
The following principles establish a framework to help ensure government-supported health outcomes research, including research on comparative effectiveness, meets patients’ needs and supports continued improvement in medical care. Research that meets these principles can improve health care decision-making, while research inconsistent with these principles in how it is designed or used will make it more difficult for patients to obtain the best and most efficient medical care.
Scope
I. Conduct research in the context of health care quality improvement: Government support of health outcomes research should occur as part of a broad agenda to improve health care quality and patient outcomes across the health care system. Efforts focused on cost-containment alone often shift…
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