The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Instititute (PCORI) is asking for questions from every day consumers of health care, the kind of questions or decisions you may be facing. So Network faithful, in the words of the WWE, it's smack down time. (I have visions of Hulk Hogan sayin' "I'm talkin' to you brother!").
So basically, we are calling all of you out. Take 5 minutes - the time it takes to down a Big Mac, drink a medium cherry coke, put your shoes and socks on, power up your computer... you get the idea) and fill our their super easy survey. They want to know what your research questions so that they can refine their research agenda. are that are going to make your job, life easier. Your input can help us refine our research agenda to better reflect the needs of people like those that follow the Children's Mental Health Network.
From their press release...
- "Whether you are a patient with a health condition, a caregiver for someone else, a health care professional who wants to improve care for your patients, or a researcher, we invite you to submit a question. In addition to questions about options faced by patients, we also are interested in questions that would help to improve health care delivery, address disparities in health care, or improve the communication of research findings (for more information, please see PCORI's National Priorities for Research).
- We will carefully consider each question and, along with patients and other stakeholders, determine which ones we will study as part of our portfolio of patient-centered research.
- Ask your question here.
And be sure to download their Priorities for Research. It's an enlightening read.