Over the last several months, I have been thinking about how we can deliver consistent, high-quality surgical care to your patients. In 2001, the Institute of Medicine produced a report titled, Crossing the Quality Chasm. In this report, they state:
What is clinical effectiveness research?
It is actually pretty simple to define clinical effectiveness research (CER) — any research that attempts to determine if something really works in health care. The Challenges of Studying CER To answer if something works can actually be very challenging.