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Methods in comparative effectiveness research. (English) Zbl 1359.62004
Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4665-1196-5; 978-1-4665-1197-2). xix, 534 p. (2017).
Publisher’s description: Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that will aid patients, clinicians, purchasers, and health policy makers in making informed decisions at both the individual and population levels. CER encompasses a very broad range of types of studies – experimental, observational, prospective, retrospective, and research synthesis.
This volume covers the main areas of quantitative methodology for the design and analysis of CER studies. The volume has four major sections – causal inference; clinical trials; research synthesis; and specialized topics. The audience includes CER methodologists, quantitative-trained researchers interested in CER, and graduate students in statistics, epidemiology, and health services and outcomes research. The book assumes a masters-level course in regression analysis and familiarity with clinical research.

62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
92C50 Medical applications (general)
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