Obama sparks an ideological donnybrook with his push to compare medical treatments

Woodward, Cal
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p807
Academic Journal
The article reports on the proposal made by U.S. President Barack Obama for the implementation of comparative effectiveness research. The said research is planned to be incorporated in the electronic record-keeping domain to give access to doctors about the latest approaches in drugs. However, several physicians oppose for Obama's call for the implementation because they believe that only doctors and patients should make decisions about health care policy and not politicians.


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