What is PCOR?


Patient-centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) means that patients are equal members of the research team at every step of the research process from ideas through dissemination.​

Why engage patients and caregivers in research?

To influence research to be patient-centered, relevant, and useful​

To establish trust and a sense of legitimacy in research findings

To encourage successful uptake and use of research results by patients and community members


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

Studies questions and outcomes that are meaningful and important to patients and caregivers.​

Patient Engagement

Meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as equal members throughout the research process.​

Comparative Effectiveness Research

The direct comparison of two or more existing healthcare interventions to determine which interventions work best for which patients and which interventions pose the greatest benefits and harms. ​


Definitions from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute): https://www.pcori.org/glossary. ​