HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

(Washington) -- "The American College of Physicians (ACP) strongly supports Congressional efforts to provide Medicare and all stakeholders within the health care community with improved access to information about the relative strengths and weaknesses of various clinical products, procedures and services," David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of the ACP, told the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health today. Dr. Dale testified at a subcommittee hearing, Strategies to Increase Research and Information on Comparative Clinical Effectiveness. "In order to reach the goal," Dr. Dale told the subcommittee, "ACP recommends that the Congress take efforts, including the allocation of secure and sustained funding, to create or support a trusted entity that systematically develops evidence on the relative effectiveness of various alternative healthcare services."

That entity, he said, should have the following characteristics:

  • it should be an unbiased independent entity protected from both governmental and private sector influence to encourage trust in its findings.
  • its proceedings should be transparent.
  • it should involve stakeholders, including payers, providers and beneficiaries, at all levels of the evidence development process.
  • it should have a prioritization process, informed by input from the stakeholder groups, that ensures that the comparative effective evidence developed will have the greatest impact in improving the quality and efficiency of care provided.
  • it should support the development of all levels of evidence including formal review and synthesis of evidence already available in the clinical literature and the initiation of new research in priority areas where such evidence does not already exist.

  • it should have established processes that ensures that the comparative effectiveness findings developed are accessible in a comprehensive form to all stake holders.

'"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
12-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
2. Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
3. New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
4. ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
5. ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology
6. New data supports a non-invasive approach to routine prenatal genetic testing
7. Existing research supports metabolic syndrome link to cardiovascular disease
8. Medscape review supports effectiveness and safety of new non-drug blood pressure treatment
9. New study supports major change in diet treatment for diabetes
10. Wild vs. lab rodent comparison supports hygiene hypothesis
11. British public supports use of personal data for health research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We ... new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law ... magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are ... , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a ... invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today ... The Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, ... and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will ... and the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: