Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: the intersection of science and health care

Sci Transl Med. 2010 Jun 23;2(37):37cm18. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001235.


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a nonprofit corporation that is neither an agency nor an establishment of the U.S. government. PCORI's mission is to support the production of well-validated scientific evidence to assist the nation in making informed decisions about a broad range of health care-related issues. In this Commentary, the directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health discuss PCORI's opportunities to contribute to a robust portfolio of scientific inquiry that builds on their agencies' investment in comparative effectiveness research.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes* / economics
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care* / economics
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care* / organization & administration
  • Patient-Centered Care / organization & administration*
  • Peer Review, Health Care
  • United States