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Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

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The conduct and/or synthesis of research comparing different benefits and harms of alternative interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions in routine clinical practice (i.e. the real-world setting).

Comparative effectiveness research includes both primary data collection and secondary analyses (such as systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses and economic evaluations).

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