Are you currently conducting comparative effectiveness research or thinking of undertaking a project? If you are, you'll be interested to know that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently announced it will award $120 million in funding this year for projects that align with its mission of giving patients, their caregivers and physicians the ability to make better-informed health care decisions.
The first four PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) involve up to $96 million in funding for projects that correspond to the following National Priorities for Research:
Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options: For projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information.
A fifth PFA on Accelerating Patient-Centered and Methodological Research, which will offer up to $24 million in funding, will be released during the summer.
AOA President Martin Levine recently urged members of the osteopathic profession to take advantage of this funding opportunity to pursue osteopathically-related or other research. "Osteopathic medicine is, by definition, patient-centered care," he noted, "and we have much to offer in the five domains."