This collection of papers, articles, and commentaries provides insights into PCORI-funded work to advance patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. PCORI is committed to the principles of transparency and openness in all of our work. We encourage authors to make their publications available without a subscription.
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Is Online Care as Effective as In-Person Care for Adults with Psoriasis?
This PCORI-funded project, highlighted in JAMA Network Open, evaluated whether connecting patients and primary care physicians with dermatologists online was as effective as sending patients to an in-person appointment with a dermatologist. Researchers found that patients in the two groups experienced an equivalent improvement in disease severity, demonstrating that innovative telehealth delivery models can transform care access and delivery among patients with chronic illnesses.
Tool Reduces Decision Conflict Over Kids’ CT Scans
Head CT scans may detect evidence of brain injury in children after minor head trauma, but they also expose children to radiation. In a JAMA Network Open article, this PCORI-funded study reported that a decision aid used in emergency departments helped parents make better-informed decisions about whether their children would receive CT scans. Parents who used the aid had a better understanding of the symptoms of concussion, their child’s relative risk of brain injury, and the pros and cons of head CT scans.
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Aboumatar H, Naqibuddin M, Chung S, Chaudhry H, Kim SW, Saunders J, Bone L, Gurses AP, Knowlton A, Pronovost P, Putcha N, Rand C, Roter D, Sylvester C, Thompson C, Wolff JL, Hibbard J, Wise RA. Effect of a Program Combining Transitional Care and Long-term Self-management Support on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.17933. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30419103.
Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Katen MT, Shi Y, Boscardin WJ, Osua S, Barnes DE. Engaging Diverse English- and Spanish-Speaking Older Adults in Advance Care Planning: The PREPARE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Oct 29. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4657. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30383086.
Brys N, Keating JA, Knobloch MJ, Safdar N. Engaging patients in health care epidemiology research: A case example. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct 9. pii:S0196-6553(18)30840-X. doi 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30314749