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effectiveness research

reviewing past studies or conducting new studies to evaluate how well current and new treatments work, with the aim of improving the care and treatment of patients. The term is often used synonymously with clinical utility research, although some have suggested clinical utility research is a broader term that encompasses studies of additional health-related access to care. Compare efficacy research.

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closed-class words

in a language, a category of words that does not readily admit new members, consisting mainly of words that serve key grammatical functions, such as pronouns, prepositions, and determiners (see function word). Compare open-class words.