Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update
Clinical Questions Addressed by the CER (2 of 3)
In preparing the report on which this CME activity is based, the authors aimed to answer three Key Questions. Key Question 2 is listed below:
- Is there evidence that effectiveness of medical, surgical, and newer forms of treatments vary for specific patient subgroups?
- What are the characteristics of patients who have undergone these therapies, including the nature of previous medical therapy, severity of symptoms, age, sex, weight, and other demographic and medical factors?
- What are the provider characteristics for procedures including provider volume and setting (e.g., academic vs. community)?
CER = comparative effectiveness review
CME = continuing medical education
- Ip S, Chung M, Moorthy D, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 29 (Prepared by the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10055-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC049-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/gerdupdate.cfm.
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