PCORI Seeks Specific Research Questions from Patients and Stakeholders

Date: 10/16/2012

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) wants to know what health care question or decision you may be facing. Your input can help them refine their research agenda.
Patients, caregivers and the broader health care community are invited to complete a survey on the PCORI website to propose specific research questions. Each suggestion received will be carefully evaluated through a selection process that will lead to targeted announcements for research funding.

In addition to questions about prevention, diagnosis and treatment options, PCORI would like to know what information you need that could help us fund research to improve health care delivery, address disparities of all types, improve how research is communicated , or even improve the research process overall.
One example of a proposed research question is: "Should I see my primary care physician, an orthopedic specialist, or chiropractor for the best care related to my chronic lower back pain?"

That's an actual question that was received through the form.

Join PCORI! Please take a few minutes to submit your research questions and become part of PCORI's efforts to change the research process by making the patient's voice a central piece of how our work is done.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at