Reference Materials

Session IV – Patients & Payors

Advancing Analytics for Technology-Enabled Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Marcia A. Testa, Harvard School of Public Health

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda


Session VI – Case Studies

Case Study 1: When to start antiretroviral therapy? Comparative effectiveness of dynamic regimes

Miguel Hernán & Lauren Cain, Harvard School of Public Health

Kitahata et al. Effect of early versus deferred antiretroviral therapy for HIV on survival. New England Journal of Medicine 2009; 360: 1815-1826.

The HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration. When to initiate combined antiretroviral therapy to reduce mortality and AIDS-defining illness in HIV-infected persons in developed countries. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011; 154: 509-515.

Case Study 2: Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization Strategies

Laura Mauri, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Curtis LH, Hammill BG, Eisenstein EL, Kramer JM, Anstrom KJ. Using inverse probability-weighted estimators in comparative effectiveness analyses with observational databases. Med Care. 2007 Oct;45(10 Supl 2):S103-7.

Mauri L. Why we still need randomized trials to compare effectiveness. N Engl J Med. 2012 Apr 19;366(16):1538-40.