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, the PI made changes, including
- Reorganizing and revising the report to make it more comprehensible to a wider audience
- Providing more discussion about why some of the study’s outcomes were not achieved
- Acknowledging that because the community-based organizations included in the study did not track patients, it was not possible to directly attribute patient outcomes to CBO exposures
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