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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Mason NR, Sox HC, Whitlock EP. A Patient-Centered Approach to Comparative Effectiveness Research Focused on Older Adults: Lessons From the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec 26. doi:10.1111/jgs.15655. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30586155.