Comparative Effectiveness: 100 Top Priorities
The Institute of Medicine, tasked by Congress, released yesterday its list of 100 top comparative effectiveness priorities for public funding.
The complete list is here: http://www.iom.edu/File.aspx?ID=71032
The full press release is here: http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3809/63608/71025.aspx
With the trend towards comparative effectiveness and evidence-based medicine, a greater amount of information is necessary to support a drug / device / therapy on the market – yet companies aren’t going to relish the idea of performing costly clinical trials if the information already exists, in whole or in part.
Seems like a natural fit for the information professional – after all, isn’t finding information what we do best?