The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is looking to dole out $90 million in support for clinical research, the organization announced today.
PCORI is looking for studies that will highlight practical questions in healthcare in order to help patients, doctors and other healthcare stakeholders make more informed decisions. Called "comparative effectiveness research," the studies aim to compare drugs, surgery, devices and other medical options based on their relative benefits and risks.
This newest grant round also opens the door to 3 new topic areas, now including research into asymptomatic carotid artery disease interventions, hip fracture treatments and non-mesh pelvic floor repair.
"We’re excited about this latest step in our continuing efforts to support research that will address key unanswered health questions that affect millions of people," PCORI executive director Dr. Joe Selby said in prepared remarks. "The findings from the trials we’ll fund through this initiative have great potential to provide information that can be directly adopted by healthcare providers because the studies will focus on practical questions and be conducted in typical care settings, rather than specialized research settings."
Trial groups have until 5 p.m. EST on October 1 to submit letters of intent for consideration.