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

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

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  • 1Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA.

Abstract

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.

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