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Contents

Leadership Letter

PCORI's Executive Director and Board Chairperson describe the past year as “very productive” in the organization’s efforts to support comparative clinical effectiveness research.

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PCORI at Age Eight: An Update on Progress and Promise

PCORI has made significant progress in its mission to fund, produce and promote high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

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Generating Evidence

Three projects have generated promising results about dealing with chronic pain, identifying the best option for bariatric surgery, and using online-based health care.

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Achieving Impact

Three high-impact projects will expand their findings and interventions. They focus on managing type 2 diabetespromoting family engagement to avoid adverse events, and addressing chest pains.

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Influencing Others

Several developments illustrate PCORI’s influence on the broader research community, adoption of the concept of patient-inclusive research, including processes and tools and funding opportunities.

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Looking Ahead

In fiscal year 2019, PCORI continues to fund patient-centered research and other initiatives, with a greater focus on the specificity of our pipeline of research topics and promoting the swift uptake of the findings into practice.

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Administrative and Governance Update

PCORI has taken several steps to meet its strategic goals and the mandates of its authorizing legislation. This includes updating its governance framework and expanding its research methodology standards.

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Appendices

PCORI’s authorizing law requires the organization to outline its budget and disclose all personal and financial associations of its Board and Methodology Committee members and executive staff.

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Patient-centered research empowers patient populations to share their personal experiences to inform the design and real-world application of research.

Vanessa Boulanger, MSc Director of Research Programs, National Organization for Rare Disorders

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This report covers PCORI activities and results for the 2018 fiscal year, October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

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