Online Program

Putting the Research into Comparative Effectiveness Research
*Constantine Gatsonis, Brown University 
*Jean Slutsky, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality 
*Sean Tunis, Center for Medical Technology Policy 
*Merrick Zwarenstein, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 


Health care systems worldwide grapple with the need to offer the best healthcare to all citizens at an affordable price. Development of rigorous methods and well-defined metrics to measure and compare the outcomes and costs of competing interventions and policies remain the core of health policy statistics. This panel comprising representatives of three different health care systems – American, Canadian and British – will discuss the contributions of methods research to the health policy debate and the knowledge gaps whose solution could most inform the public debate.