A body of experts on Wednesday began seeking public input on the type of research that should be conducted under the auspices of the healthcare reform law.
The law created an independent nonprofit — known as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI — tasked with conducting “patient-centered outcomes research.” The institute is now asking the public to help determine what exactly that means.
“There are different opinions about what patient-centered outcomes research includes,” PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby said in a statement. “A work group within our Methodology Committee has created a working definition, so that we can have a shared understanding to guide our work. Now we’re seeking input from the public to make sure we have it right.”