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The Center uses TreeAge software in its decision analysis as it allows for comprehensive modeling, probabilistic sensitivity analysis and Monte Carlo simulation. The customer service at the company has always been excellent and responsive to questions and concerns.
The Cochrane Collaboration is a global network of volunteers with support staff who perform systematic reviews of evidence-based data for medical interventions. The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which is published quarterly as part of the Cochrane Library. The US Cochrane Center, under the directorship of Kay Dickersin, is located at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The principals at the Center have found the website of the University of Maryland Medical Center always educational in its content. Additionally, any contact with the physicians and staff at the UMMC has been exemplary.
This site carries much healthcare information on conditions, treatments, decision making, healthy living, etc.
The United Network for Organ Sharing is an important information site for organ and tissue donation. Close to 100,000 candidates are on their waiting lists. Learn more about organ donation here.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies. Their mission is to conduct advocacy for public policies that encourage the discovery of new medicines for patients. Their Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is available to help patients who are uninsured or financially-struggling to find programs that provide prescription assistance. Visit www.pparx.org for more information.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology site highlights the workings and efforts of the organization. It also provides educational information on reducing blindness and promoting eye safety.
The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research – A leading professional society for health economics and outcome research.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.
American Academy of Pediatrics offers information on healthcare economics and important findings on healthcare expenditures.