PCORI sanctions $258M for funding new healthcare-related studies

PCORI sanctions $258M for funding new healthcare-related studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a United States-based non-profit institute, has recently approved $258 million funding awards for supporting 26 new research studies.

According to sources close to the move, these new studies intend to fill the evidence gaps and enhance health care decision-making for several high-burden conditions among children and adults, including asthma, migraines, bone fractures, sinus infections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Currently, five CER (clinical effectiveness research) studies are focusing on advancing mental health, along with four studies that focus on heart conditions, an issue that has constantly been worsening in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the sanctioned funds, $52.5 million will be directed towards improving heart-related health care and outcomes. Apparently, four new authorized CER studies are expected to be added to PCORI's portfolio of funded research defining the efficacy of cardiac health care options for adults.

In the study, comparison between two therapies used for restoring the standard heartbeat patterns in several patients who suffered from both heart failure and reduced ejection fraction will be conducted. This study aims at discovering if His or left bundle branch cardiac pacing or biventricular pacing provides any advantage over others.

Similarly, around $72 million will be allocated for improving mental health care & outcomes. The approved CER studies on mental health will expand current the portfolio of PCORI-back research examining the effectiveness of mental health options for children and adults.

Nakela L. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Exec. Director of PCORI, said that based on the priorities captured in PCORI's recently used strategic plan, this funding approval is a significant step in innovating the work of PCORI.

It will help the institute produce and disseminate information that augments the relevance of evidence available for helping patients and assist the shareholders in making better decisions regarding their health.

Given the current complex health care system and access to several care options, patients must get reliable information to understand which care option will suit them the best, said Cook.

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