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Glossary of CER Terms

This glossary defines or describes terms used in comparative clinical effectiveness research for managed care and pharmacy professionals.

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For cost effectiveness terminology, readers are referred to other resources, such as: Health Care Cost, Quality, and Outcomes: ISPOR Book of Terms (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 2003).

Prepared by: Lisa E. Hines, PharmD, Clinical Research Pharmacist,
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Review and editorial assistance provided by: Mary Brown, PhD, Jason Hurwitz, PhD, Daniel C. Malone, RPh, PhD, Ann Taylor, MPH, MCHES, and Terri L. Warholak, RPh, PhD, University of Arizona and Elizabeth Sampsel, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

October 2011