PCORI 'Marks Major Milestone' With 25 Research Awards

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | December 20, 2012

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved 25 awards, totaling $40.7 million over three years, to fund patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects under the first four areas of its National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.

“Today marks a major milestone in our work as we build a portfolio of comparative clinical effectiveness research that will provide patients and those who care for them with the information they need to make better-informed choices about the healthcare decisions they face,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD. “These research projects reflect PCORI’s patient-centered research agenda, emphasizing the inclusion of patients and caregivers at all stages of the research.”

The projects were approved by the PCORI Board of Governors through a competitive, multi-stage review process that incorporated patients, caregivers and other stakeholders in the evaluation of proposals. Applications were evaluated on scientific merit, engagement of patients and other stakeholders, methodological rigor and whether they fit within PCORI’s research priorities and research agenda...