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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

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Finding PROMIS in the Waiting Room

A tablet computer-based questionnaire that captures patient-reported outcomes can enhance communication.

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Tackling Kidney Disease and Diabetes

On a reservation in New Mexico, community health workers take on twin epidemics with home-based care.

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Sleep Apnea Solutions

View journal articles about peer mentoring to help patients use positive airway pressure machines.

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.