At its March 19, 2019 meeting, the Board approved $3.8 million to fund two projects that are designed to use shared decision making to disseminate and implement PCORI research findings and to simultaneously study ways of building shared decision making into clinical care. The newly approved shared decision-making awards, funded through PCORI’s Dissemination and Implementation initiative, are:
$2.1 million for a Kaiser Permanente initiative, Shared Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Severe Obesity, to implement the use of a decision aid for use by primary care physicians and surgeons as well as their patients who are managing their obesity and who are eligible for and considering weight-loss surgery. The project would expand the use of the decision aid in two large health systems in Washington and Pennsylvania.
$1.7 million for a UCLA project, Using Personalized Risk/Benefit Profiles in SDM for Diabetes Prevention, to implement a shared decision making approach for diabetes prevention within two health systems, UCLA Health and Intermountain Health. The project will focus on patients with obesity and higher blood sugars who are diagnosed with prediabetes.
The Board also approved nominations for a new Chair and Co-Chair for PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science. Read more about this Board meeting.
All PCORI Board meetings are open to the public. This meeting was held via teleconference/webinar with no public comment period.