Measuring Performance of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

In 2017, the review of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund will determine the adequacy and the use of funding and there are 3 ways to measure performance in patient-centered outcomes research.

In 2017, the review of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund will determine the adequacy and the use of funding to determine whether levels should be adjusted in autumn 2019. And now researchers are analyzing work in patient-centered outcomes research to ascertain how well the work is being done and what might be done better, according to a new commentary from RAND.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, established in 2010, has funded hundreds of studies and Thomas W. Concannon, senior policy researcher at RAND, highlights 3 ways to measure performance in patient-centered outcomes research:

  1. Ongoing and public inventory to explain how trust fund dollars earmarked for patient-centered outcomes research have been spent
  2. Procedural assessments to examine whether investigators are getting the principles of patient centeredness right
  3. Evaluation of whether patient-centered outcomes research is making a difference to healthcare quality and outcomes

Read the full commentary at RAND.