Source: Affordable Care Act. Subtitle D—Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.PUBLIC LAW 111–148—MAR. 23, 2010.
Research shall be designed, asappropriate, to take into account thepotential for differences in theeffectiveness of health care treatments,services, and items as used withvarious subpopulations, such as racialand ethnic minorities, women, age, andgroups of individuals with differentcomorbidities, genetic and molecular sub-types, or quality of life preferencesand include members of suchsubpopulations as subjects in theresearch as feasible and appropriate.
Appreciating Patient DifferencesThe Legislation re: Treatment Heterogeneity