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Hospitals are committed to providing treatments for their patients with the safest and most effective medical care. Comparative effectiveness research will provide more scientific, evidence-based information on which to make the best clinical decisions for the patient among the various diagnostic, intervention and treatment options.


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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

The Affordable Care Act mandated the creation of a new PCORI to help individuals, clinicians, purchasers and policy makers make informed health decisions by advancing the quality and relevance of clinical evidence through research and evidence synthesis.

PCORI funding announcements

PCORI has released 8 funding announcements offering up to $206 million in support for studies to advance patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. Among those is the new Pragmatic Clinical Studies initiative. This effort will support large CER projects designed to answer practical questions relevant to the everyday healthcare decisions confronting patients and their caregivers. (2/14)

Studies and reports

  • PCORI national priorities for research and┬áresearch agenda (5/12)
  • IOM report: Initial national priorities for comparative effectiveness research (6/09)
  • GAO report: HHS research awards: Use of recovery act and patient protection and Affordable Care Act funds for comparative effectiveness research (6/11)