SMDM Endorses PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Methodology Report
"The PCORI Methodology Committee provides critical guidance to the institute in advancing PCORI's mission and to the research field more broadly. The institute's mission was established to help people make better-informed healthcare decisions and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes fromresearch guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader health care community. The committee was established by the PPACA to "develop and improve the science and methods of comparative clinical effectiveness research." This report summarizes the committee' work to date in meeting that charge. The PCORI Methodology Standards underwent extensive public review and revision, and they have been formally adopted by the PCORI Board of Governors."
Excerpt from the PCORI Methology Report
MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.