Publications & Links


A State Collaboration: Incorporating Evidence into Medicaid Decision-Making,"The Commonwealth Fund Newsletter, available at

Carson S, McDonagh M, Peterson K. "A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients with Psychological and Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia," Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 54 (2006): 354-361.

Chou R. Peterson K. Helfand M. "Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Skeletal Muscle Relaxants for Spasticity and Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review,". Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. 28(2) (2004) :140-75.

Gartlehner, G. et al, "Discontinuation Risk for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other Second Generation Antidepressants in Outpatients with Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,". International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 20 (2005): 59-69.

Gartlehner, G. et al, "Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Patients With COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Health Outcomes,". Annals of Family Medicine. 4(3), (2006), 253-262.

Gibson, Mark and Santa, John, " The Drug Effectiveness Review Project: An Important Step Forward", Health Affairs. 25(4) (2006):272-275

Gibson, Mark, "When Good Information Truly Matters: Public Sector Decision Makers Acquiring And USing Research To Inform Their Decisions", Journal of Law and Policy. XIV(2), (2006), 551-568.

Hansen, RA et al, "Efficacy and Safety of Second-generation Antidepressants in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorders," Annals of Internal Medicine. 143, (2005) :415-426.

Hoadley J, Crowley J, Bergman D, Kaye N. "Understanding Key Features of the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) and Lessons for State Policy Makers," NASHP Issue Brief, March 2006.

Santa, John, Gibson, Mark. "Designing Benefits with Evidence in Mind,". ERPI Issue Brief, No. 290, February 2006. Available at SSRN:

Santa, John. "Lessons from Oregon: Changing the Way Health Care Works," Open Spaces. 8(1), (2005) 22-28.

"Washington State: An Integrated Approach to Evidence-based Drug Purchasing," The Commonwealth Fund Newsletter, available at