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PCORI announces $90 million to study treatment alternatives

August 19, 2014

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute yesterday announced up to $90 million in funding to study practical comparative questions faced by patients, clinicians and other health care decision makers. Any research organization, including university/college hospital and health care systems, may submit a letter of intent to apply for up to $10 million in funding to support large clinical or observational studies that compare alternatives to prevent, diagnosis, treat or manage a disease or symptom; improve health care system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminate health or health care disparities. Proposed studies must address clinical choices faced by patients, their caregivers, clinicians or delivery systems and include patient, professional, payer or purchaser organizations as partners. Letters of intent are due Oct. 1.