Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research

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The Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research was launched in July 2009 by the Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia.

The Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research was formed to take advantage federal stimulus funds directed towards comparative effectiveness research (CER) for medical care. Lisa Chimento, senior vice president of the Lewin Group stated, “The investment of more than a billion dollars in federal funding to be used for CER through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 underscores the important role this kind of research will play in setting priorities to improve access to care, care outcomes and resource utilization across the nation.” The press release about the launch of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research reiterates the Lewin Group's claims of independence and impartiality: "The Lewin Group operates with editorial independence and provides its clients with the very best expert and impartial health care and human services policy research and consulting services."[1]

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Website: http://www.lewin.com/CER?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=cerlaunch

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