Past Opportunities to Provide Input

In June 2022, PCORI's Methodology Committee formally approved a decision to pursue the development of methodology standards for usual care as a comparator in patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research.


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Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 30, 2023, PCORI invited comments on the proposed new standards, as required under PCORI’s authorizing law. All comments were welcome, but PCORI was specifically interested in feedback on these questions:

  1. Your overall impressions of the proposed draft standards; in your response, describe how the usual care standards might be applied within a study of interest.
  2. If you were proposing a study that uses a usual care comparator, how confident are you that you would be able to meet the requirements of the standards? Are you more or less likely to propose a pragmatic study that uses a usual care comparator for a PCORI funding opportunity if the standards are applied?
  3. Please identify any requirements or best practices that should not be included in the draft standards. Should any of the components currently listed as a best practice be considered a requirement?

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The deadline for comments was Nov. 30, 2023, at 5 pm (ET). 

Posted: October 2, 2023; Updated: November 30, 2023

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