ECRI Provides Answers
By Kathryn Ward
Jeff Lerner
Courtesy of the ECRI Institute

Wondering about the track record of a medical device? Have questions about a clinical procedure? Curious about the efficacy of a particular drug therapy? The ECRI Institute probably has the answer. Based 20 miles outside Philadelphia in Plymouth Meeting, ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that seeks to uncover the best approaches to improving patient care.

Founded by surgeon Joel Noble in a Philadelphia attic at Delancey Place and 20th Street, near Rittenhouse Square, the organization began in 1968 as the Emergency Care Research Institute. Its early focus involved evaluating emergency room medical devices. By the early 1990s, it broadened its scope beyond emergency care devices, and by...

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