HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Monday, 10 September 2012

PCORI methods guidelines open for comment

“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/