Mission Statement

Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research

The Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research (COER) conducts and supports studies of the outcomes and effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services and procedures. Specifically, COER:

  1. Manages and conducts research, evaluations, and demonstrations of the effectiveness of clinical interventions in terms of patient outcomes.
  2. Directs an extramural research centers program on medical effectiveness and patient outcomes.
  3. Directs and supports a program of clinical research on the effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to illness.
  4. Manages and conducts research and related activities to improve methods and measures for effectiveness research.
  5. Represents the Agency in meetings with domestic and international experts and organizations concerned with medical effectiveness and outcomes research.

Current as of October 2000

Internet Citation:

Mission Statement: Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. October 2000. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/coer/coermiss.htm

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