Editorial: Great minds think alike

One of the best outcomes of our ever-shrinking world is the opportunity to meet colleagues from other countries, to learn their best practices, share ‘war stories’ of failed attempts, and garner new ideas for solutions in our respective home countries. ISPOR held its annual meeting in Paris, France last week, with a focus on health technology assessment processes worldwide.

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‘You say HTA, I say CER’: international perspectives on evidence-based health policy

George Bernard Shaw once described America and England as two countries separated by a common language. Might this also hold true for comparative effectiveness research and health technology assessment? This article highlights several, recently available resources for anyone seeking to understand healthcare systems outside their own country.

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