PCORI's first definition reflects patient sentiment

03/13/2012 | HealthLeaders Media

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Board of Governors approved its first definition of "patient-centered outcomes research," wrapping up in 210 words more than a year of deliberations. Dr. David Flum of the University of Washington Medical Center said it was very important to reflect patient sentiment, but Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH said the definition may lean too heavily toward research in how patients and caregivers communicate rather than research into care and treatments that offer the best outcomes.

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