Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DeCIDE) Network
The DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness) Network is a network of research centers that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created in 2005 to conduct accelerated practical studies about the outcomes, comparative clinical effectiveness, safety, and appropriateness of health care items and services. The network is comprised of research-based health organizations with access to electronic health information databases and the capacity to conduct rapid turnaround research.
Initial research focuses on the outcomes of prescription drug use and other interventions for which randomized controlled trials would not be feasible or timely, or would raise ethical concerns that are difficult to address. Other DEcIDE network projects may focus on electronic registries, methods for analyzing health databases, and prospective observational or interventional studies.