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Research & Results

PCORI funds studies that compare healthcare options to see which will work better for patients based on outcomes important to them. We have funded more than 500 such studies and related projects to date.

Highlights from Our Funded Projects

Preventable Strokes

Before their strokes, people with a heart condition that causes blood clots rarely were taking preventive medicine.

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Lowering Opioid Use

A health system's opioid plan helped cut doses among patients with chronic pain.

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Tailoring Diabetes Tools

Can a group-based self-management approach help young people better control the condition?

More about PCORI-Funded Research

About Our Research

Learn about how our funded studies can provide reliable, useful information to patients, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders.

PCORI in the Literature

See the latest scientific journal articles resulting from our funded research.

Research in Action

Read a collection of short features providing a glimpse into the workings of projects we support.

PCORnet: A National Research Network

Read about this PCORI initiative, which harnesses the power of data and unique partnerships to help make health research faster, more powerful, efficient, and less expensive than it is now.

Research Information and Resources

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Evaluating Our Work

Find out how we assess whether our approach to research is moving us toward our goals.

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Research Methodology

Learn more about how we're improving the way comparative effectiveness studies are designed and conducted.

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Research Spotlights

Read about the high-priority topics in our funded research portfolio.