Today the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) posted for public comment their landmark draft Methodology Report, which proposes standards for the conduct of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The report is a significant step in guiding health care stakeholders towards the best and most appropriate methods for conducting PCOR.
Comments on the draft are being accepted through an online comment and survey tool where you can answer a series of general and specific questions about the report. In addition, you may upload a document to provide any additional feedback.
PCORI is seeing this draft report as a resource for the entire healthcare community. So they are counting on input from all healthcare stakeholders to ensure that the broadest range of perspectives possible is reflected in their efforts to improve and refine this document over time. Feedback received during the 54-day comment period, which ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 14, will be analyzed and potentially incorporated into a revised version of the report that the PCORI Board of Governors will review and consider for adoption at its November public meeting in Boston.
The report, which identifies 60 standards for PCOR, was produced by PCORI's 17-member Methodology Committee, a panel of top research methodology experts appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Its purpose is to set universally accepted standards that ensure that the information provided to patients is based on research results that meet the highest scientific standards.