Results Summary and Professional Abstract
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, Ramsey made changes including
- Revising the Background section to make more evident what methodological gaps the study addressed, and to provide more justification for the importance of a value of information (VOI) approach to informing research prioritization
- Revising the section on patient and stakeholder participation to describe participation in each of the phases separately
- Adding to the Methods section a description of changes made to the original study protocol, in particular the reduction in study scope due to difficulties completing Aim 1
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