The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) held a special webinar to brief stakeholders on PCORI’s draft Methodology Report and encourage public comment. The draft report, released July 23, 2012, offers standards to guide healthcare stakeholders towards the best and most appropriate methods for conducting patient-centered outcomes research.

The webinar provided patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community an in-depth discovery of the contents of the draft Methodology Report and the proposed standards for how patients should be engaged throughout the research process. Earlier on August 3, PCORI hosted a webinar to provide an in-depth account of the scientific value of the proposed standards in the draft report.

Meeting Materials


  • Methodology Committee member Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, Associate Attending Physician and Outcomes Scientist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Methodology Committee member David O. Meltzer MD, PhD, Section Chief of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago
  • PCORI Board of Governors member Gail Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving
  • PCORI’s Director of Engagement Research Lori Frank, PhD