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PCORI Hosts Annual Meeting & Promotes Survey

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted its first annual meeting, “Progress in Building a Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Community,” from October 6-8. Tom Concannon, senior policy research at RAND, presented RAND/NPC work at a breakout session titled “Stakeholder Needs for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): The Researcher’s Role.”

The session was part of a panel based on how research is used by clinicians, employers, payers and the life sciences industry. Dr. Concannon presented findings from focus groups that RAND and NPC conducted with drug and device manufacturers and employee groups about their need for evidence to inform decision-making, their views on accessing and using CER findings, and barriers to and facilitators of engaging in CER. For more information about the event, view archived webcasts, watch video recaps and read the daily updates on PCORI’s website.

Also, be sure to register for PCORI’s webinar on November 4 at 11:00 am ET that will discuss the results of its survey “Comparative Effectiveness Research: What do Patients, Caregivers, and Clinicians Need?”