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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding: Addressing Disparities

Every day, healthcare organizations and others are faced with the challenge of how to eliminate disparities in health and health care. After decades of attention to this issue, disparities remain pervasive, leading to preventable suffering and interfering with the ability of individuals and families to live full, healthy lives. We need information to guide decisions about how to eliminate these disparities and ensure that people receive care according to their needs — and that all have the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes, in accordance with their wishes.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has designed five national priorities and a research agenda for the projects they will fund that is focused on producing knowledge that is useful to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians. This knowledge is also expected to be useful to health system leaders, payers, and regulators who make decisions that impact patients.

They are looking for studies that will inform the choice of strategies to eliminate disparities and identify the best options in areas of importance to patients and their caregivers.

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