To Get The Most Out Of Health CER, Hire A Mathematician, Conferees Say
Economists, mathematicians and behavioral scientists are among the non-health care specialists who could be essential to ensuring the wealth of comparative effectiveness research data available is used to its full potential, according to speakers at a recent CER event.
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