Can the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Become Relevant to Controlling Medical Costs and Improving Value?

Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 306, no. 18, Nov. 2011, Commentary, p. 2020-2021

Posted on RAND.org on November 01, 2011

by Robert H. Brook

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Research sponsored by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute can help patients make better decisions by comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies, but it is constrained from considering the costs of therapies it compares.

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