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Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Sanjay V. Joag, Advocate Medical Group

On April 3, 2009, public testimony on comparative effectiveness research was given at a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The testimony represents the views of the presenter and not necessarily those of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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The Advocate Medical Group has over 700 physicians and is a major provider of health care in metropolitan Chicago. The comparative effectiveness program is a vital resource for us and I would enthusiastically support continued and increased funding. My major complaint is that they've managed to cover only a few topics thus far. I'd like to see many additional questions addressed. Comparative effectiveness research is a critical need for the nation and for my group.

Sanjay V. Joag, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Util. Mgmt., Advocate Medical Group
Physician Advisor, Care Mgmt.,
Adv. Trinity Hospital

Page last reviewed April 2009
Internet Citation: Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research: Sanjay V. Joag, Advocate Medical Group. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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