Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer review process here.
In response to peer review, the PI made changes including
- Explaining that while nurse participants knew that they were receiving education about prevention of venous thrombosis, they did not know that there were two different educational modules of which they were assigned only one.
- Streamlining the Results section to be more readable and presenting a simplified summary of the results for readers without extensive statistical training
- Including plans for dissemination of the findings in the Discussion section
Final Research Report
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Conflict of Interest Disclosures
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Educating Patients and Nurses to Help Reduce Blood Clots
PCORI-funded researcher Elliott Haut led a team that tested an education program for patients and nurses about the importance of taking blood-thinning drugs to prevent blood clots. The team found that the education program cut the number of missed doses by half.
Improving Patient-Nurse Communication to Prevent a Life-Threatening Complication
A narrative about a Baltimore team of researchers that is exploring how to ensure wider use of preventive measures for hospitalized patients who are at high risk for potentially fatal blood clots in their legs and lungs.
Preventing Life-Threatening Blood Clots
An update to the narrative on this study, highlighting that researchers found success in educating hospitalized patients about the importance of preventive treatment.