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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by Seth A. Eisen, M.D., M.Sc.


Comparative Effectiveness Research — The New Imperative
by Peter L. Almenoff, M.D., FCCP, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality and Safety, VA Central Office, Washington, D.C.

Response to Commentary

Comparative Effectiveness Research and Beyond
by Paul G. Barnett, Ph.D., VA HSR&D's Health Economics Resource Center

Research Highlights

Analysis of the Cost of an HIV Rapid Testing Initiative
by Matthew Bidwell Goetz, M.D., Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Estimating Future Costs of Prosthetic Devices
by David K. Blough, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Sharon Hubbard, M.S., Prosthetics Research Study, Seattle, Washington; Lynne V. McFarland, Ph.D., and Gayle E. Reiber, M.P.H., Ph.D., both with VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington

Readmission for Heart Failure
by Paul Heidenreich M.D., M.S., Chronic Heart Failure QUERI, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Highlights of the 2009 HSR&D National Meeting

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