Evidence with Impact for Healthcare Decisions
Patients make choices about health care every day, but often lack the evidence to choose care that best meets their needs. That can mean greater burdens on them, their families, and the healthcare system.
Here are examples of PCORI-funded studies that offer valuable information for patients to use when choosing care that is right for them. The examples consider improvement in patient outcomes and reduction of unnecessary treatment and costs.
Parents and caregivers can avoid losing thousands of hours of work time per year nationally if children with serious infections receive oral instead of IV antibiotics after they leave the hospital.
With more useful, reliable information, patients, clinicians, employers, payers, and others can make decisions about care that improve outcomes patients care about and make the best use of healthcare resources.