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Project Status
Project Type

Using a Learning Collaborative to Help Hospitals Support Patient Decisions about Orthopedic Care

Massachusetts General Hospital
| Massachusetts
Karen R. Sepucha, PhD
Project Status:
In progress; Recruitment not applicable
Project Type:
Implementation Project (Limited Competition D&I PFA)
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research, Research Conducted Using PCORnet®

Comparing Two State Insurer Strategies to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing

University of Washington
| Washington
Gary Franklin, MD, MPH
Project Status:
In progress; Data collected
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Treatments for Chronic Low Back Pain

University of Utah
| Utah
Julie Fritz, PhD
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research, Research Conducted Using PCORnet®

Comparing Two Ways to Coordinate Care for Patients after Trauma

University of Washington
| Washington
Douglas Zatzick, MD
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Two Ways to Help Patients Manage Long-Term Non-Cancer Pain

RTI International
| North Carolina
Lauren A. McCormack, PhD, MSPH
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research, Research Conducted Using PCORnet®

Improving Learning Healthcare Systems Using Randomization Methods

Dartmouth College
| New Hampshire
Tor D. Tosteson, ScD, BA, MS
Project Status:
In progress; Recruitment not applicable
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In PCORI Peer-Review Process
Project Type:
Research, Research Conducted Using PCORnet®

Testing One State's Effort to Prevent Unsafe Treatments for Patients with Back Pain -- Back on Track

Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, a Division of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
| Washington
Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Two Ways to Provide Palliative Care to Older Adults with Serious Illness

New York University School of Medicine
| New York
Corita R. Grudzen MD, MS
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Ways to Encourage and Improve End-of-Life Care Planning

Duke University
| North Carolina
Kimberly Johnson, MD, MS
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In progress; Enrollment complete
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Outcomes of Two Medicines to Treat Adults with Myasthenia Gravis

Duke University
| North Carolina
Donald B. Sanders, BS, MD
Project Status:
In PCORI Peer-Review Process
Project Type:
Research

Comparing Surgery to Physical Therapy Alone for Treating Rotator Cuff Tears -- The ARC Trial

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
| Texas
Nitin Jain, MD, MS
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research
Has Results
Project Status:
Completed; PCORI Public and Professional Abstracts Posted
Project Type:
Research
Has Results

Comparing Three Ways to Help Patients with Acute Pain Learn about Opioid Risks -- The Life STORRIED Study

University of Pennsylvania
| Pennsylvania
Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP
Project Status:
Completed; PCORI Public and Professional Abstracts, and Final Research Report Posted
Project Type:
Research
Has Results

Using Visual Analytic Methods to Identify Patient Groups

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
| Texas
Suresh K. Bhavnani, PhD
Project Status:
Completed; PCORI Public and Professional Abstracts, and Final Research Report Posted
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In progress; Enrollment complete
Project Type:
Research
Has Results
Project Status:
Completed; PCORI Public and Professional Abstracts, and Final Research Report Posted
Project Type:
Research
Project Status:
In progress; Recruiting
Project Type:
Research
Has Results

Evaluating a Telehealth Program for Ostomy Self-Care among Cancer Survivors

The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania^
| Pennsylvania
Robert S. Krouse, MD, MS
Project Status:
Completed; PCORI Public and Professional Abstracts Posted
Project Type:
Research
Has Results

Using Research Networks to Compare Medicines for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases

University of Alabama at Birmingham
| Alabama
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MPH, MS
Project Status:
In PCORI Peer-Review Process
Project Type:
Research, Research Conducted Using PCORnet®

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