Vertebroplasty, evidence and professional protest

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (6): 301-302.
Published online: 15 March 2010

Comparative effectiveness research may stimulate heated debate, but ultimately, those who question its findings need to provide high-quality data to support their arguments

One consequence of the continuing rise in the cost of health care has been the emergence of comparative effectiveness research.1 This variant of evidence-based medicine is defined as:

  • Martin B Van Der Weyden

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.



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