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HEALTH REFORM: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Begins Process to Fund Clinical Effectiveness Research Grants

On May 22, 2012, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”),[1] a private nonprofit entity established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, announced that it will be seeking applications to fund an initial $96 million in grants for innovative research projects in clinical effectiveness research.[2] These grants will be awarded in four areas recently identified in PCORI’s National Priorities Research Agenda:[3]

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options – This area includes comparisons related to the effectiveness and safety of alternative health care services in order to determine which alternatives work best for people with a particular health problem.[4]
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