The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) needs your input on its draft Methodology Report. The report is a significant step in guiding health care stakeholders toward the best and most appropriate methods for conducting patient-centered outcomes research.
Input from you and everyone in the health care community is needed to ensure that the report reflects our stakeholders' diverse perspectives, is trusted and can be used effectively. We want the resulting resource to be one that all health care stakeholders consider theirs to reference and refine on an ongoing basis.
PCORI Methodology Committee Chair Sherine Gabriel and Vice Chair Sharon-Lise Normand explain in a recent column why a collaborative report is important:
- "It's become clear that knowing how a research study is conducted determines how useful its results will be. In other words, it's important to trust the methods behind the research in order to know whether or not the results are useful to you. If the wrong methods are used or if the right methods are misused, research results won't lead to better decisions but instead could cause greater confusion."
Comments on the draft report 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 additional comments.
There is just one week left in the comment period, which ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 14. Feedback received will be analyzed and potentially incorporated into a revised version of the report that will be considered for adoption by the PCORI Board of Governors at their November public meeting in Boston.