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What research does PCORI fund?

PCORI funds patient-centered research to improve healthcare decision making by patients, clinicians, and caregivers. PCORI funds comparative clinical effectiveness research—determining which clinical options or approaches work best for patients and their caregivers given their particular concerns and characteristics.


PCORI funds patient-centered research that compares outcomes. More details can be found in Research We Support.


Research proposals submitted in response to PCORI Funding Announcements are evaluated against PCORI’s Review Criteria. These criteria are consistent with patient-centeredness and are specifically designed to include a diverse set of perspectives in decision making. 

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