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$473 million awarded for comparative-effectiveness research
Modern Healthcare

HHS has awarded $473 million for comparative-effectiveness research projects in areas such as chronic-disease prevention, expanding patient registries, and clinical data and standards infrastructure. The awards were part of the $1.1 billion allotted for comparative research in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus law allocated $300 million to HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the remaining $173 million will go toward projects administered by AHRQ for the HHS secretary, the AHRQ said in a news release.

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