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April 23, 2012

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Release Final List of Priorities April 25th

According to their director, This Wednesday April 25th, 2012 the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, non-profit health research organization will release their final list of priorities for the coming year.   Earlier this year, PCORI issued its draft list of National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.   

PCORI was created to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions.  PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.  Its mission is to fund research that offers patients and caregivers the information they need to make important healthcare decisions.  PCORI focuses on CER that compares options for preventing disease and providing treatment and care by:  

  1.  Identifying national priorities for research.
  2.  Creating a research agenda based on identified priorities.
  3. Funding research consistent with these priorities and agenda.
  4. Providing patients and their caregivers with useful research information.  

After soliciting comments on its proposed agenda, and holding a public workshop, PCORI recently announced that it would be holding a Special Board of Governors Teleconference/Webinar on April 25, 2012.  The Board will discuss and vote on PCORI’s revised National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda as well as review proposed Pilot Project funding awards and conduct other business. 

Members of the public are invited to listen in on this teleconference and view the webinar, although no public comment period is scheduled.  Participants should register to receive detailed instructions for joining us online and/or by telephone.  A meeting agenda will be circulated and posted on our web site prior to the teleconference/webinar.

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