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What are patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) features that PCORI funds?

PCOR can be used by patients and their caregivers to communicate and make informed healthcare decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of healthcare options. This research:

  • Assesses the benefits and harms of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative, or health-delivery system features to inform decision making, highlighting the choices that matter to people
  • Is inclusive of an individual’s preferences, autonomy, and needs, focusing on outcomes that people notice and care about, such as survival, functioning, symptoms, and health-related quality of life
  • Incorporates a wide variety of settings and diversity of participants to address individual differences as well as barriers to implementation and dissemination
  • Directly compares clinical interventions that are generally available in clinical settings
  • Obtains the perspectives of stakeholders to address the burdens to individuals, availability of services, and requirements for technology and personnel
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