Clinical Effectiveness Research (CER)

Clinical effectiveness: (many more…)

Landmark: meta analysis for low back pain. The only one so far to prove an effect beyond the placebo.

Who, specifically, is pursuing this kind of meta-analysis regularly? Samueli Institute? U of Michigan? UK, Germany?

–the key here is that we need many more of these smaller trials that are WELL CONDUCTED in order to perfom more of these meta-analyses. Find some promising small scale studies too, such as the one OCOM’s Lee Rubin recently spearheaded

++ see Paterson and Scheid for effectiveness at a different level- proving effect in a qualitative sense.

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