AIR developed and conducted national surveys of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers for PCORI to measure changes in these stakeholders’ awareness and interest in becoming engaged in patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER). AIR’s findings will help guide PCORI’s efforts to expand the creation and use of patient-centered CER.
AIR designed, developed, and fielded three survey instruments for three distinct populations: patients, providers, and researchers. In developing the surveys, AIR addressed the following objectives:
- To understand patient, health care provider, and researcher attitudes toward and perceptions of CER.
- To understand patient, health care provider, and researcher understanding of and attitudes toward patient and other stakeholder engagement in research.
- To evaluate the potential for patient, health care provider, and researcher engagement in research to enhance the uptake of research results in clinical practice.
- To understand barriers to and facilitators of use of CER results in health decision making and clinical practice.
- To develop methods to facilitate use of CER in heath decision making and clinical practice.