The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.
PCORI has a Methodology Committee whose role is to advise the PCORI Board of Governors on defining methodological standards and creating a translation table to guide healthcare stakeholders toward the best methods for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
This first draft PCORI Methodology Report focuses on the patient’s perspective. Future reports will address clinicians’, healthcare purchasers’, and policy makers’ perspectives in more detail.
The public comment period for the draft report, which was from July 23 - September 14, 2012, is now closed.
After incorporating public input, the draft Methodology Report will be considered for adoption by the PCORI Board of Governors at its November public meeting. As the new methods are implemented and verified, the report will continue to be revised and improved, with the ongoing help of all healthcare stakeholders, to ensure that it remains the foundation for credible patient-centered outcomes research that can inform decision making.
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