Outgoing AMA President: ‘So Important’ That Health Reform Invested In Comparative Effectiveness Research

The American Medical Association (AMA) has been slow to accept comparative effectiveness research (CER), fearing that its findings could lead to new guidelines and regulations. But during an interview with NPR, outgoing AMA President Cecil Wilson spoke favorably about the research, saying how it is “so important” that last year’s health law included “funding for what we call comparative effectiveness research; in order to gain information that will help us to clearly define what studies are indicated and when.”