, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 899–903

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Psychology of Medical Practice

The Vicissitudes of Knowledge Implementation
Policy and Implementation Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Psychology of Practice

DOI: 10.2165/11535620-000000000-00000

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Kassirer, J.P. & Wong, J.B. Pharmacoeconomics (2010) 28: 899. doi:10.2165/11535620-000000000-00000


Comparative effectiveness research should provide much-needed information about the benefits and risks of different current treatment options in the community. Taking the perspective of medical care providers, we consider many of the psychological, social and behavioural hurdles to implementation of comparative effectiveness analyses and explain why these obstacles should not be ignored.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Clinical Decision Making, Department of MedicineTufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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