PCORI seeks re­search pro­pos­als for next round of fund­ing

Modern Healthcare - - THE WEEKEND AHEAD - —Sabriya Rice

The Pa­tient-Cen­tered Out­comes Re­search In­sti­tute will start ac­cept­ing let­ters of in­tent Aug. 6 for new re­search pro­pos­als on com­par­a­tive ef­fec­tive­ness.

The not-for-profit, es­tab­lished by the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act to fund and pro­mote com­par­a­tive­ef­fec­tive­ness re­search look­ing at which treat­ments work best for which pa­tients, is of­fer­ing re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties in five pri­or­ity ar­eas: pre­ven­tion, di­ag­no­sis, and treat­ment op­tions; im­prov­ing health­care sys­tems; com­mu­ni­ca­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of re­search among pa­tients; strate­gies to ad­dress health dis­par­i­ties; and meth­ods for con­duct­ing pa­tient-cen­tered out­comes re­search.

Up to $76 mil­lion in fund­ing will be awarded dur­ing the next round, with bud­gets for in­di­vid­ual projects reach­ing up to $2 mil­lion. PCORI has awarded grants to var­i­ous types of in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing uni­ver­si­ties, med­i­cal schools, not-for-prof­its, hos­pi­tal sys­tems, pa­tient ad­vo­cacy groups, com­mu­nity health cen­ters and aca­demic part­ner­ships.

The goal is to make com­par­a­tive ef­fec­tive­ness re­search more ef­fi­cient and af­ford­able, and to an­swer an ar­ray of ques­tions about clin­i­cal care, Dr. Joe Selby, PCORI’s ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, said in a May in­ter­view.

A PCORI spokes­woman said ap­pli­cants can sub­mit let­ters Aug. 6 through Sept. 5 via pcori.org/ap­ply. Ap­pli­cants will be no­ti­fied by Sept. 19 on whether they qual­ify to sub­mit a full ap­pli­ca­tion.

Since it first be­gan fund­ing projects in 2012, a to­tal of 313 re­search ini­tia­tives have been awarded money, to­tal­ing nearly $549 mil­lion.

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