Dissemination and Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings When Findings Challenge Current Practices. Recruiting Discussants

01/01/2013

We sent prospective discussants brief email invitations requesting an informal phone conversation regarding the case-study topic. Along with each email, we included details about the study and our own brief summary (typically three pages) of the relevant CER study for each discussant. Individuals who failed to respond to our initial request received two additional email follow-ups, after which no further communication was attempted. Because we guaranteed anonymity for all discussants, we provide only a profile of the discussants, using broad categories:

 

CATIE (11 discussions)

·        Former president of a large psychiatric professional society

·        Medical director for a mental health advocacy organization

·        Policy expert at a mental health advocacy organization

·        Federal agency

·        Federal agency (two discussants)

·        Federal agency

·        Psychiatrist and schizophrenia researcher

·        Psychiatrist and schizophrenia researcher

·        Psychiatrist and mental health services researcher

·        Mental health services researchers (two discussants)

·        Mental health services researcher

 

COURAGE (six discussions)

·        Interventional cardiologist and professional-society committee member

·        Interventional cardiologist and professional-society committee member

·        Interventional cardiologist and professional-society committee member

·        Director of cardiovascular research for an integrated health system

·        Quality expert at a professional society

·        Cardiologist and professional-society committee member

 

COMPANION (five discussions)

·        HF specialist and clinical researcher

·        HF specialist and professional-society committee member

·        HF specialist and clinical researcher

·        Director of cardiovascular medicine at an academic medical center

·        Director of electrophysiology at an academic medical center

 

SPORT (seven discussions)

·        Orthopedic surgeon and clinical researcher

·        Orthopedic surgeon and clinical researcher

·        Orthopedic surgeon and clinical researcher

·        Orthopedic surgeon and clinical researcher

·        Professional-society committee member

·        Professional-society committee member

·        Chair of orthopedics at an academic medical center

 

CPOE (seven discussions)

·        Expert in clinical decision support and health information technology (HIT) researcher

·        Expert in clinical decision support and HIT researcher

·        Executive at an employer coalition

·        Chief information officer for a large health system (two discussants)

·        Senior medical informaticist at an integrated health system 

·        Director of clinical informatics at an academic medical center

·        Founder of a clinical decision support company

 

Crosscutting (17 discussions)

·        Senior leadership at a specialty board

·        Senior leadership at a professional society

·        CER expert and clinical decision support developer

·        Editor-in-chief of a prominent health journal

·        Former editor of a prominent health journal

·        Editor-in-chief of a university-affiliated health publishing company

·        Patient decision-aid developer and shared-decisionmaking researcher

·        Medical director of a large health plan

·        Medical director of a large health plan (two discussants)

·        Senior leadership at an integrated health system

·        Senior leadership at an integrated health system

·        Medical director of a state Medicaid agency

·        Vice president and former chief medical officer for a large insurer

·        Director of medical policy and technology at a large health plan

·        Senior leadership at an integrated health system

·        Director of cardiovascular research at an integrated health system

·        Experts in CER involving pharmaceuticals (two discussants)

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