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Comparative effectiveness research and big data: balancing potential with legal and ethical considerations

This article, written by Elizabeth Gray and Jane Hyatt Thorpe for the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, discusses the relationship between big data and comparative effectiveness research and explains the legal framework applicable to these uses of big data in the health care sector. The authors explore legal and ethical challenges related to the use of big data in comparative effectiveness research and health care generally before identifying ways to manage these challenges while making effective use of big data. 
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