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  • October 11, 2011

    Many experts say that expanding Comparative Effectiveness Research – which compares alternative methods of preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing medical conditions – could cut the growth rate of healthcare spending in the United States while improving the quality of care. This study analyzes public funding of CER and the desirability of incentivizing more CER in the private sector. It also looks at impediments to higher private spending on CER, the reasons for more public investment and the advantages of increasing private sector, entrepreneurial investment in CER.


  • October 11, 2011

    Advances made in the life sciences have the potential to shift the focus of medicine toward preventing illness and providing personalized treatments. The Personalized Health Project addresses the question of whether the gap that exists between innovation and implementation is wider than it needs to be. The study concludes that the gap is artificially wide, and suggests ways to shrink the gap.


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