The 2019 law reauthorizing PCORI’s funding clarified that the research we fund should consider, as appropriate, the full range of outcomes, including costs and other economic burdens. To help guide our work in this space, PCORI developed through extensive engagement of patients and stakeholders the Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data in PCORI-Funded Research.

The Principles, and the engagement leading to their development, informed our framework for activity to contribute information on patient-centered economic outcomes to support patients', caregivers', and others' healthcare decisions.

Framework for Activities


Collection of the Full
Range of Outcomes

 

Informing the
Value Conversation

 

Supporting Policy
Priorities

PCORI aims to ensure that the appropriate and relevant data on the full range of outcomes are identified and collected in PCORI awards   PCORI aims to help advance patient-centered approaches to the value conversation by supporting understanding of diverse perspectives on patient-centered value   PCORI aims to produce information that can support policy makers’ decisions
Refine PCORI guidance to applicants and awardees regarding types of burdens, costs, and economic impacts for potential inclusion in PCORI-funded research, and data sources Develop and refine guidance for capture and reporting of specific types of potential burdens or costs consistent with a patient-centered perspective   Publish landscape review of current stakeholder statements, perspectives, and frameworks around value in health and health care Engage patients and those who care for them to identify the components their community believes necessary in patient-centered value   Continue producing evidence products focused on emerging technologies and therapeutics  Build upon evidence synthesis capabilities to provide more timely information

Assessing Costs and Other Burdens


PCORI encourages investigators to capture, as appropriate, the full range of outcomes in PCORI-funded research. Guidance for applicants may be found in PCORI Funding Announcements. In addition, PCORI is working to provide additional guidance to investigators to support their continued generation of authoritative, useful, relevant patient-centered outcomes and clinical effectiveness data that includes economic and other burdens.

PCORI asks all investigators to, as appropriate, identify, collect data on, and describe the full range of patient-centered and clinical outcomes relevant to patients and other stakeholders. These outcomes should include relevant costs and other burdens. PCORI asks applicants to outline the relevance of the cost or other burdens they will examine in their proposed research as applicable and to describe the approach they will use for capturing this information. As with results on other patient-centered outcomes, summary data on costs and other burdens will be available to the public in final peer-reviewed research reports published to the PCORI website.

Applicant Support

Visit the Cost and Cost-Effective Analysis FAQs.

For questions about funding announcements, email [email protected].

Patient-Centered Value in Health and Health Care

Patients are ultimate recipients of health care—and their experiences, goals, and expectations matter. Incorporating factors such as patient engagement, patient-important impacts, patient-driven outcomes measures, equity, and transparency into approaches to value is essential to improving the outcomes and experiences of patients in the healthcare system.

To foster greater understanding between and among patients and the broader healthcare community around this complex space, PCORI conducted a landscape review of diverse statements and perspectives on value in health and healthcare.

Considering the Full Range of Outcomes in PCORI-Funded Research

2021 PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting Breakout Session

Additional PCORI-Funded Projects


Posted: October 5, 2022; Updated: October 18, 2022

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