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 the report because reviewers suggested the original structure of the report detracted from the interesting story the research had to tell.
- Expanding the presentation of the YESHealth intervention as well as the conceptual model. The researchers noted that the conceptual model is about how health care affects wellness and quality of life of people with disability, rather than a model intended only for this study’s intervention.
- Incorporating the description of the participation of patients and stakeholders throughout the report because of the foundational role of the disability community in helping develop the intervention.
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