Decline In Placebo-Controlled Trial Results Suggests New Directions For Comparative Effectiveness Research

Health Affairs: June 1, 2013

The Affordable Care Act offers strong support for comparative effectiveness research, which entails comparisons among active treatments, to provide the foundation for evidence-based practice. Traditionally, a key form of research into the effectiveness of therapeutic treatments has been placebo-controlled trials, in which a specified treatment is compared to placebo.  Read more