Navigation Links
Past president of ACP to chair IOM panel on comparative effectiveness
Date:3/12/2009

Past president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and current editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, Harold C. Sox, MD, MACP, has been named to chair the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities. Dr. Sox will lead a panel of nationally renowned medical experts to make recommendations to the U.S. government about which preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services should have the highest priority for research funding using money allotted to the Secretary of the DHHS in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"No health intervention is without potential harms," said Dr. Sox. "The key element of comparative effectiveness is to identify the treatments, diagnostics, and preventive measures that have the greatest margin of benefit over harms. The objective of comparative effectiveness research is to arm physicians and patients with knowledge about which medical interventions do the most good."

The panel will spend the next three months developing its recommendations to the Secretary and Congress. This initiative will further extend past and future studies by the IOM in the field of comparative effectiveness. These studies include a past study on the national capacity to identify what works in health care and future federally funded studies on standards for systematic reviews of evidence, and standards for developing trustworthy clinical practice guidelines.

Once the report is completed, the IOM will focus its efforts on disseminating information to the public, with the goal of raising awareness and interest in the project's results. The U.S. government will consider funding research in health areas prioritized in the report.

"Medical decision making is complex," said Dr. Sox. "This initiative can provide physicians and patients with clear evidence that can guide choices. Ultimately, we hope to give clinicians a clearer picture of what works best in for a speci
'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Collom
acollom@acponline.org
215-351-2653
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. S.C. BlueCross Creates Corporate Planning Unit, Promotes Davis to Vice President
2. MassMutual Promotes Debra Palermino to Senior Vice President of Human Resources
3. Sodexho, Inc. Announces Patrick E. Connolly as Market President & COO
4. Pioneer Surgical Technology Hires Vice President of New Business Development
5. PRA International Adds Dr. Susan Stansfield as Executive Vice President
6. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
7. Presidential Candidates Address Health, Financial Security at AARPs Life@50+
8. STERIS Corporation Board of Directors Names Walter M. Rosebrough Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer
9. Resonant Medical Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales
10. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
11. John B. Buse, MD, PhD of Chapel Hill, NC, Elected American Diabetes Association President, Medicine & Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Airbus Helicopters ... industry Monday for their efforts to improve safety and ... Award and the Program of the Year award, both ... Air Medical Transport Conference Annual Community Awards. , ... with the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award, given annually ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 22, 2014 Starbrite Dental ... patients who require orthodontic work. Six-Month Smiles is designed ... deserve in a fast and effective way. , Many ... extremely daunting. Having to wear metal braces for several ... and spend time keeping the braces clean, is undesirable ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 United ... all of the federal mesh lawsuits ( http://www.meshinjurylawfirm.com/lawsuits/ ... have been consolidated for pretrial matters, issued an ... Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (United ... West Virginia; Case no. 2:12-md-02326)—requiring that four member ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... more and drink more , Study used smartphones to ... differ from past research on physical activity and exercise ... that on days when people exercise more -- typically ... , This is the only study to use smartphone ... activity and alcohol use. , "Monday through Wednesday people ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... and young adults at risk for sexually transmitted infections ... sexual behaviors, according to new recommendations from the U.S. ... million new sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and ... people between 15 and 24 years old, according to ... Sept. 22 in Annals of Internal Medicine , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Honors Leaders in Air Medical Industry 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Honors Leaders in Air Medical Industry 3Health News:Starbrite Dental Introduces Six-Month Smiles 2Health News:Federal Court Sets Trial Date for Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh Cases in Florida, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports 2Health News:We drink more alcohol on gym days 2Health News:Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs 2Health News:Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs 3
... SAGE and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have ... Acute Cardiovascular Care. The first issue will be published ... over 70,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean, ... publishing seven of the world,s leading cardiology journals. ...
... 17 (HealthDay News) -- From buying a Christmas tree to stringing ... and safety issues parents and guardians should consider during the holidays, ... offers the following tips to help keep children and the whole ... sure, if you select an artificial tree, that it is flame-resistant. ...
... The busy holiday season may disrupt many people,s daily routines, ... to remember to look after your teeth, an expert advises. ... treats and drink alcoholic beverages more than usual," Dr. George ... an academy news release. "Additionally, with their busy schedules ...
... It,s not likely that a policy of presumed consent would ... according to a new study. Under such a ... organs after death unless they explicitly forbid it while they,re ... say it would help ease the organ shortage in the ...
... Will a drug used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia ... UB associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Javier G. ... research and clinical practice, has focused recent efforts on trying ... study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked for the ...
... News) -- ,Draft recommendations meant to increase the number ... released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ... factors, and types of illness may cause women to ... men, according to the FDA. But, women are ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sage and European Society of Cardiology extend publishing partnership 2Health News:Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards 2Health News:Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards 3Health News:Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright 2Health News:Presumed Consent Wouldn't Boost U.S. Organ Donation: Study 2Health News:Childhood cancer drugs cure now, may cause problems later, UB research shows 2Health News:FDA Seeks to Get More Women Into Trials of Medical Devices 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... , Sept. 22, 2014 ... the U.S. commercial launch of its foot plating system ... Paragon 28.  The GORILLA TM R3CON PLATING SYSTEM ... the Monster TM & Mini-Monster TM Screw ... Comprised of 10 interchangeable subsystems, the GORILLA TM ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( ... the  "Global Remotes Market 2014-2018"  report to ... Remotes/remote controls are devices that ... such as smart TVs, set top boxes, ... distance. Remote controls are small wireless handheld ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Final shortlist announced, winners to ... The second edition of the much-awaited VCCircle Healthcare Awards is round ... final nominations for the 2014 honours.  The names of ... 25 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai . The ... variety of qualitative and quantitative parameters - such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Paragon 28, Inc. Launches the GORILLA(TM) R3CON PLATING SYSTEM 2Global Remotes Market 2014-2018 2Global Remotes Market 2014-2018 3Recognising Impactful Healthcare Companies at VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014 2Recognising Impactful Healthcare Companies at VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014 3
... LYON, France, May 11, 2012 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: ... launched Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 ... the Netherlands and Ireland. Mylan has received marketing authorization ... its product immediately. Atorvastatin Calcium is the generic version ...
... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Electrochemical Oxygen Concepts (EO2™ ... chronic wound treatment device, announced it has been ... Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract, administered by The ... ® , a noninvasive, electrochemical low-dose tissue oxygenation ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mylan Launches Generic Lipitor® in Five European Countries 2New Chronic Wound Treatment Device Receives Award from Veterans Healthcare Program 2New Chronic Wound Treatment Device Receives Award from Veterans Healthcare Program 3
... Graham-Field has been developing diverse ... 58 years. Our medical-surgical products ... for innovation, quality and customer ... include the Labtron® line of ...
... spill-proof design and effective output, even when ... medical nebulizers are free-standing for easy preparation., ... available., ,All Portex® medication nebulizer products ... feature consistently fine misting and the efficient ...
... a spill-proof design and effective output, even ... All medical nebulizers are free-standing for easy ... are available., ,All Portex® medication nebulizer ... nebulizers feature consistently fine misting and the ...
... with metered dose inhalers., ,ACE ensures ... MDI canisters. Its versatile design allows it ... in conjunction with an endotracheal airway or ... ACE may also be used in conjunction ...
Medicine Products: