Develop Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness: The DEcIDE Network

The DEcIDE network provides a variety of services and products to support the development of new scientific knowledge through research on the outcomes of healthcare items and services. Activities performed by the DEcIDE network reflect the general principle that clinicians and patients should have the best available evidence upon which to make choices in health care items and services. Hence, the network rapidly develops scientific evidence and new analytic tools to assist healthcare providers, patients, and policymakers with making informed decisions about the comparative effectiveness, appropriateness, safety, and outcomes of healthcare items and services, particularly prescription medications and medical devices.

Principal Investigator: Til Stürmer, M.D, M.P.H. (2009-Present)

Principal Investigator: Suzanne L. West, Ph.D., M.P.H. (2005-2007) and Michael D. Murray, Pharm.D., M.P.H. (2007-2009)

Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Total Project Period: 09/16/05 – 11/30/11