“The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.
PCORI has a Methodology Committee whose role is to advise the PCORI Board of Governors on defining methodological standards and creating a translation table to guide health care stakeholders towards the best methods for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
This first draft PCORI Methodology Report focuses on the patient’s perspective. Future reports will address clinicians’, healthcare purchasers’ and policy-makers’ perspectives in more detail.
PCORI is now accepting public comment on the draft report. The comment period began Monday, July 23, 2012, and concludes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 14, 2012.”
Reproduced from http://www.pcori.org/get-involved/opportunities-for-public-comment/methodology/