PCORI to amend Research Agenda in response to public comments

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors voted to amend PCORI’s draft Research Agenda in response to public comments, according to a press release.

The press release states that changes include clarification of PCORI’s focus on patient engagement and transparency; on patients with multiple chronic conditions; on patients with rare diseases; on improving health care systems, including care coordination, access to care, and the role of practice settings and allied health professionals; and on the importance of health literacy.

The public comments did not identify major gaps in the National Priorities, and there were no suggestions for additional priorities.

(Sources: PCORI, http://www.pcori.org/, April 25, 2012; AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, April 25, 2012)