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.