Comparative Effectiveness

Comparative Effectiveness

SMI’s Comparative Effectiveness Research Industry Resource Listing

Listed below are links to various industry resources and web sites that contain information about comparative effectiveness and related healthcare reform issues. This listing will be periodically updated with help from SMI CER Team members, SMI staff, and external experts working with the SMI Team. Please contact SMI to recommend additional resources not currently listed.  

To learn more about American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)-funded studies:

ARRA Awards from Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and Office of the Secretary, Health and Human Services (OS-HHS)


ARRA Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

   •NIH Recovery Act Projects: select CER (ARRA)
•Fiscal Year: active projects
•State: All

Proposed Project: Comparative Effectiveness Research Inventory--OMB No. 0990-New-Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)   

Institute of Medicine. Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research. June 2009.


Search for guides, reviews, reports from the Effective Health Care program


Nominate CER topics at


To learn more about Industry Registries:

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)

Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) National Database

American Joint Replacement Registry

Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries (total joint replacement, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, spine, cardiology, cardiac surgery)

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)/CERT Joint Replacement Registry

International Consortium of Orthopedic Registries

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