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$1.1 billion for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Mar• 10•09

Regarding my post on Monday, Obama’s stimulus package–a.k.a. theĀ American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)–includes 1.1 billion dollars for clinical comparative effectiveness research.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ARRA “allocates $1.1 billion for comparative clinical effectiveness research, including $300 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and $400 million each for HHS and NIH to conduct this research.”

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