Health Economics and Outcomes Research

According to a new study, core outcome sets (COS) for clinical trials have become more structured, but there remains a need for greater transparency and public engagement in how COS are developed.
Shorter radiation courses followed by consolidation chemotherapy before surgery may be an effective treatment option for rectal cancer patients. 
The costs associated with caring for patients with advanced cancer and other serious health conditions can be reduced by having these patients consult with a palliative care team, a new study confirms.
Roger Longman, MA, offers a perspective on how we can overcome comparative effectiveness research and bring a greater understanding on which drugs work best.