PCORI seeks public input on research agenda

As part of the healthcare reform law, The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a panel of experts working to compare medical procedures to see which are more effective, is seeking public input on a draft research agenda, according to TheHill.com.

The article states that the draft National Priorities for Research agenda identifies five areas where comparative effectiveness research is needed to support decision-making:

  •  Assessment of Options for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment;
  • Improving Health Care Systems;
  • Communication and Dissemination Research;
  • Addressing Disparities; and
  • Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research.

The public may comment through March 15, 2012, through a link on the PCORI website.

(Sources: The Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, January 24, 2012; TheHill.com, http://thehill.com, January 23, 2012)