PIPC Publishes White Paper on CER Priority-Setting, Maps Sound Process for Setting Research Priorities
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today announced the release of a white-paper on priority-setting in comparative effectiveness research (CER). The paper, "Priority-Setting for Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Review of Key Elements," is intended to help the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors as they work to establish a program for patient-centered CER
At the recent meeting of the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors in St. Louis, Andrew Sperling spoke on behalf of PIPC about the importance of establishing open, transparent procedures. Sperling, a PIPC Steering Committee member and Director of Legislative Advocacy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, urged the Board to "err on the side of more transparency" in its operation, and noted that research priority setting will be "one of the important early duties of the Board."
ST. LOUIS – Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) steering committee member Andrew Sperling spoke before the Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute’s (PCORI) Board of Governors at their meeting in St. Louis and asked PCORI members to create open, transparent procedures for setting research priorities that are responsive to the information needs of patients and their caregivers.Sperling, who is the Director of Legislative Advocacy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), noted that setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research funding is “one of the important initial duties of the Board.” Sperling announced at the meeting that PIPC is releasing a paper on the topic that identifies five key elements for sound priority-setting: transparency and openness; stakeholder participation; multiple input opportunities; clinical input and guidance; and a systematic procedure for decision-makers to gather and incorporate the input they receive.