Doctors lobby warns against weighing cost in government-supported research – The Hill’s Healthwatch

A new medical research body created by the healthcare reform law should not consider the cost of treatments when evaluating them, the nation’s largest physician lobby argues.

The American Medical Association has invited other groups to sign on to a comment letter regarding the type of research that should be conducted under the law’s Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The independent nonprofit began seeking public input last month, and the AMA is concerned about its proposal to “investigate … optimizing outcomes while addressing burden to individuals, resources, and other stakeholder perspectives.”

via Doctors lobby warns against weighing cost in government-supported research – The Hill’s Healthwatch.

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