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.
PCORI in the Literature
Engaging Parents in Hospital Rounds to Help Reduce Medical Errors
Despite ongoing efforts to improve care, medical errors—mistakes that may or may not harm patients—are a leading cause of death nationally. Improving communication in the hospital can help reduce errors. To that end, a PCORI-funded research team tested a program called I-PASS that includes parents as active participants in pediatric unit rounds at eight hospitals to see whether it would improve hospital safety. As The BMJ reports, the program reduced harmful medical errors—preventable adverse events—by 38 percent.
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.
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Flythe JE, Narendra JH, Hilliard T, Frazier K, Ikeler K, Amolegbe A, Mitchell D, Dorough A, Lee SD, Ordish A, Wilkie C, Dember LM; Building Research Capacity in the Dialysis Community at the Local Level Stakeholder Workshop Participants. Cultivating a Research-Ready Dialysis Community. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Feb 8. pii: ASN.2018101059. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018101059. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30737271
Whitlock EP, Dunham KM, DiGioia K, Lazowick E, Gleason TC, Atkins D. Noncommercial US Funders' Policies on Trial Registration, Access to Summary Results, and Individual Patient Data Availability. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jan 4;2(1):e187498. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7498. PubMed PMID: 30681715.
Schneider MJ, Ammendolia C, Murphy DR, Glick RM, Hile E, Tudorascu DL, Morton SC, Smith C, Patterson CG, Piva SR. Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jan 4;2(1):e186828. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.6828. PubMed PMID: 30646197.