Consumer Advocates Worry PCORI's Peer-Review Plan Could Delay Access To CER Findings

October 7, 2014 at 7:27 PM
Consumer advocates are concerned about the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's plan for conducting peer reviews of publicly released research findings as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Groups like Families USA and the National Consumers League say they are concerned that the draft review and publication process released by the institute last month is too lengthy and could delay patient and physician access to significant comparative effectiveness research (CER) findings. But a peer-review expert cautioned PCORI against rushing the process,...

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