$1.1 Billion Of Stimulus Will Go To Medical Evaluation of Best Treatments

February 17, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A $1.1 billion dollar portion of the stimulus bill, set to be signed by President Obama later today, will now go to research in the medical field, in order to compare treatments on the same illness.

The research will be angled to cut unnecessary procedures, medications, and other treatments that may not be as helpful to a patient, to find the most cost effective, least invasive, and least dangerous option.

It is an approach that has been thought by many to be needed over the years, as healthcare becomes an alarmingly large part of out economic earnings, and more people suffer for their inability to receive affordable, safe healthcare.

The program responds to a growing concern that doctors have little or no solid evidence of the value of many treatments. The research will work to compare different surgeries, treatments, and generic vs. brand name medication, in order to give the medical world the official data needed to find the best solution for patients, especially in serious illnesses.

β€œThe new research will eventually save money and lives,” Rep. Pete Stark (D-Cali) told reporters.


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One Response to “$1.1 Billion Of Stimulus Will Go To Medical Evaluation of Best Treatments”

  1. Glenn on February 18th, 2009 12:15 pm

    That may be money well spent…

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