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ATS Joins Effort Supporting PCORI Renewal

The ATS joined a recent Friends of PCORI letter to Congress urging renewal and funding for the research agency. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which supports patient-centered comparative effectiveness research, is in need of legislative renewal —called, “reauthorization” — following expiration of its original authority this year. The letter, signed by over 200 patients, providers, and academic organizations, urges Congress to enact first a temporary spending measure to continue PCORI’s funding through the end of the year, as well as a full five-year renewal of the institute, including needed funding over this period. The Friends of PCORI letter notes that in its first decade of existence, the institute has supported over 700 research studies, totaling approximately $2.4 billion across 44 states, on the best treatment approaches and effective interventions to make our health system more efficient and fully engage patients through the research process.

Last Reviewed: November 2019