NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Health and Health Care Spending

Anirban Basu, Tomas J. Philipson

NBER Working Paper No. 15633
Issued in January 2010

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We are thankful for comments from the referees and the editor Tom McGuire and research assistance from Cindy Yuan . In addition, we appreciate the comments from seminar participants of the 2009 Annual Health Economics Meeting, the NBER 2010 Health Care Meetings, the 2010 ASHE Meetings, The 2010 AdvaMed Meetings, the University of Chicago, Rice University, University of Houston, and the Wharton School. Dr. Basu acknowledges support from a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, 1R01MH083706 – 01. Dr. Philipson acknowledges support from the Stigler Center for Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago as well as the National Pharmaceutical Council.

The statements, findings, conclusions, views, and opinions contained and expressed in this article are based in part on data obtained under license from the following IMS Health Incorporated information service(s): National Disease and Therapeutic Index™ (2003-2008), IMS Health Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. The statements, findings, conclusions, views, and opinions contained and expressed herein are not necessarily those of IMS Health Incorporated, any of its affiliated or subsidiary entities, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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