Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Center for Science in the Public Interest

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).

The full completed topic nomination form has been submitted to the Effective Health Care Program and will appear in the Effective Health Care Program Web site public reading room at http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/getInvolved.cfm?involvetype=rs.

For the estimated 70 million Americans with hypertension and the tens of millions more at risk, how would government regulations lowering sodium content in restaurant and processed foods compare to usual treatment (relying on the health care delivery system to diagnose and treat) to reduce hypertension and the resulting cardiovascular disease in the overall population. 

Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research: Center for Science in the Public Interest. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/speech/cpsi_tnf.html