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An NIH study of treatments for high blood pressure, called the ALLHAT trial, shows some of the strengths and limitations of comparative effectiveness research to improve patient care. More...
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WASHINGTON, Mar 24, 2011-- The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today announced the release of a white-paper on priority-setting in comparative effectiveness research (CER).
In a recent letter in the St. Louis Times Dispatch, Drs. Palmisano and Gale stressed the importance of establishing open, transparent procedures in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
At the recent meeting of the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors in St. Louis, Andrew Sperling spoke on behalf of PIPC about the importance of establishing open, transparent procedures. Sperling, a PIPC Steering Committee member and Director of Legislative Advocacy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, urged the Board to "err on the side of more transparency" in its operation, and noted that research priority setting will be "one of the important early duties of the Board."
Over the last two years, legislation has provided an influx of new funds to support the generation of more comparative effectiveness research (CER), as well as the infrastructure to sustain this research. Most recently, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) established the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a nonprofit corporation charged with identifying research priorities, developing a research project agenda, and executing research to better inform patients and physicians on their treatment choices.
Partnership to Improve Patient Care Steering Committee member Andrew Sperling stresses importance of creating a strong process for research priority-setting
Partnership to Improve Patient Care
Comments to the PCORI Board of Governors, March 7-8, 2011
Andrew Sperling, National Association on Mental Illness