- 2023 Annual Meeting
- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science
- Dissemination and Implementation
- Evaluation and Analysis
- Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research
- PCOR Infrastructure & Innovation
- Our Vision & Mission
- Financial Statements and Reports
- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Board of Governors
- Methodology Committee
- Authorizing Law
- Evaluating Our Work
- PCORI's Advisory Panels
- Procurement Opportunities
Past Opportunities to Provide Input
- Stakeholder Views on Components of 'Patient-Centered Value' in Health and Health Care (2023)
- PCORI's Proposed Research Agenda (2021-2022)
- Proposed National Priorities for Health (2021)
- Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data in PCORI-Funded Research (2020)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2018)
- Data Access and Data Sharing Policy: Public Comment (2017)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2017)
Comment on the Proposed New and Revised PCORI Methodology Standards (2016)
- 1. Standards for Formulating Research Questions
- 10: Standards for Studies of Diagnostic Tests
- 12. Standards on Research Designs Using Clusters
- 13: General Comments on the Proposed Revisions to the PCORI Methodology Standards
- 2: Standards Associated with Patient-Centeredness
- 3: Standards for Data Integrity and Rigorous Analysis
- 4: Standards for Preventing and Handling Missing Data
- 5: Standards for Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
- 6: Standards for Data Registries
- 7: Standards for Data Networks as Research-Facilitating Structures
- 8. Standards for Causal Inference Methods
- 9. Standards for Adaptive Trial Designs
- Peer-Review Process Comments (2014)
- Draft Methodology Report Public Comment Period (2012)
- Past Opportunities to Provide Input
PCORI Executive Director Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, issued the following statement about the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today on how PCORI is fulfilling its obligations under its authorizing legislation.
"PCORI leadership and staff are very pleased that the latest review by the GAO affirms that PCORI continues to meet the requirements set forth in our authorizing law to carry out priorities, programs and processes to fulfill our mission to produce and disseminate evidence-based information that enhances healthcare decisions.
"The report is a straightforward description of our activities with no GAO recommendations for improvement. This is a welcome follow-up to the GAO’s 2015 and 2018 reviews of our work, which likewise found that PCORI was meeting our mandates.
"We are particularly gratified that many of the stakeholders GAO interviewed cited the significant positive impact of PCORI’s engagement of patients in the research process on the conduct of research, research outcomes and the dissemination of findings.
"As GAO noted, we have increased our efforts to disseminate and implement results from PCORI-funded research. As part of a comprehensive set of dissemination efforts, PCORI has invested more than $60 million since 2016 in innovative projects to promote the uptake of results in practice. The review affirms we are meeting our targets for several indicators of dissemination and uptake of findings from comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects we have funded, including such measures as uptake into clinical decision support tools.
"GAO also noted our progress on implementing new provisions of our authorizing law, which included new priority topic areas among other new requirements in addition to extending PCORI’s funding through fiscal year 2029. We have held multiple discussions with stakeholders about incorporating a focus on these topics—intellectual and developmental disabilities and maternal mortality—in our research funding and related activities. This collaborative approach with patients and the healthcare community is essential as we refresh our National Priorities and Research Agenda for PCORI’s next phase.
"We are confident the results coming from the studies we fund, our efforts to support the implementation of useful results in practice and our leadership in advancing patient-centered, stakeholder-driven CER will continue to provide the evidence-based information that enables better healthcare decision making."
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.
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