Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) at AHRQ

Understanding how PCOR improves delivery of care
Supporting PCOR dissemination
Preparing a new generation of researchers to conduct PCOR
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PCOR translates evidence into practice for meaningful patient outcomes.
 
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Find out how to search for PCOR studies and findings.
 
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AHRQ seeks nominations of promising PCOR findings with the potential to improve patient health outcomes. Nominate a PCOR finding.
 
PCOR compares the impact of two or more preventive, diagnostic, treatment, or health care delivery approaches on health outcomes, including those that are meaningful to patients.
Congress instructed AHRQ to invest in four specific activities in two areas that build upon AHRQ’s core mission and experience: Dissemination and Training.
AHRQ will prioritize and fund projects to widely disseminate the most promising findings and implement them in clinical practice.
AHRQ provides a comprehensive Web library of PCOR resources to draw attention to the existing collection of PCOR projects conducted by public, private, nonprofit, and academic sources. The collection includes PCOR findings and evidence-based tools that have appeared in the published literature as well as studies and projects that are in progress.